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Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory, Wolfgang Yourgrau, Stanley Mandelstam

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Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory
Title
Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Yourgrau, Stanley Mandelstam
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A historical and theoretical survey of variational principles and their relationship to dynamics and quantum theory. Topics include Hamilton's principle, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, relationship to quantum theory and wave mechanics, and principles of Feynman and Schwinger. For professional physicists, mathematicians and advanced students
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DLC
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Yourgrau, Wolfgang
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mandelstam, Stanley
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  • Physics
  • Dynamics of a particle
  • Quantum theory
  • Physique
  • Théorie quantique
  • Particules (Physique nucléaire)
  • Dynamics of a particle
  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
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Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory, Wolfgang Yourgrau, Stanley Mandelstam
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prolegomena -- Fermat's principle of least time -- The principle of least action of Maupertuis -- The development of this principle by Euler and Lagrange -- The equations of Lagrange and Hamilton -- Hamilton's principle and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation -- Contact transformations and Hamilton's canonical equations -- Electrodynamics in Hamiltonian form -- Résumé of variational principles in classical mechanics -- Relation between variational principles and the older form of quantum theory -- Variational principles and wave mechanics -- The principles of Feynman and Schwinger in quantum mechanics -- Variational principles in hydrodynamics -- The significance of variational principles in natural philosophy -- Appendix 1. Proof of the Euler-Lagrange conditions for an integral to be stationary -- Appendix 2. Variational principles and chemical reactions
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3d ed.
Extent
xiii, 201 pages
Lccn
68009169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00184734
  • (OCoLC)ocm00184734
Label
Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory, Wolfgang Yourgrau, Stanley Mandelstam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prolegomena -- Fermat's principle of least time -- The principle of least action of Maupertuis -- The development of this principle by Euler and Lagrange -- The equations of Lagrange and Hamilton -- Hamilton's principle and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation -- Contact transformations and Hamilton's canonical equations -- Electrodynamics in Hamiltonian form -- Résumé of variational principles in classical mechanics -- Relation between variational principles and the older form of quantum theory -- Variational principles and wave mechanics -- The principles of Feynman and Schwinger in quantum mechanics -- Variational principles in hydrodynamics -- The significance of variational principles in natural philosophy -- Appendix 1. Proof of the Euler-Lagrange conditions for an integral to be stationary -- Appendix 2. Variational principles and chemical reactions
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3d ed.
Extent
xiii, 201 pages
Lccn
68009169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00184734
  • (OCoLC)ocm00184734

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