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I'm in AP Physics now, and I was in AP Calculus last year, and I was wondering whether I'd be able to understand this book.
The purpose of this book, or possibly series of books, is indicated precisely by the title Physics for Mathematicians. It is only necessary for me to explain what I mean by a mathematician, and what I mean by
physics.
By a mathematician I mean some one who has been trained in modern mathematics and been inculcated with its general outlook. ...
qspeechc said:Well, the title is "Physics for Mathematicians", which should tell you something (or not). There is no preview function on amazon.com, but the extract from the preface says:
So I'm guessing you need at least a degree in mathematics to understand the book.
"Spivak's Physics for Mathematicians" is unique because it is specifically written for mathematicians, using mathematical language and concepts to explain physics principles. It also covers topics in a more rigorous and abstract way, making it a great resource for those who are interested in the mathematical foundations of physics.
Yes, a strong background in mathematics, particularly in calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, is necessary to fully understand and appreciate "Spivak's Physics for Mathematicians." However, the book does provide a brief review of these topics in the beginning, making it accessible to those with some familiarity with mathematical concepts.
"Spivak's Physics for Mathematicians" covers topics in both classical and modern physics, including mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. The level of difficulty is more advanced compared to traditional introductory physics textbooks, making it suitable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.
Yes, "Spivak's Physics for Mathematicians" includes numerous exercises and problems at the end of each chapter. These problems are designed to help readers test their understanding of the material and apply the concepts they have learned. Solutions to selected problems are also provided at the end of the book.
Absolutely. "Spivak's Physics for Mathematicians" is not only a textbook but also a valuable reference for researchers in physics and mathematics. It covers many fundamental concepts and theories in great detail, making it a useful resource for those looking to further their understanding of these topics.