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Tensor-Based Physics

  1. Oct 9, 2009 #1
    What texts are there that cover classical mechanics, electrodynamics, and general relativity utilizing tensors and geometry almost exclusively? I've had a tough time finding such a book...
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  3. Oct 10, 2009 #2


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    Is there any text on general relativity that does not heavily use tensors and geometry?
  4. Oct 10, 2009 #3
    I have Carroll and Wald, but I'm interested on learning Mechanics utilizing the same language, if there has been such a formulation.
  5. Oct 10, 2009 #4


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    "Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics" by V. I. Arnold
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    Also, Foundations of Mechanics by Marsden, which is available for free here. This books uses differential geometry very heavily.

    Marsden also wrote a book on mechanics with Raitu, Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry.
  7. Oct 13, 2009 #6

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    For electromagnetics, I'd recommned "The Formal Structure of Electromagnetics" by Post. Also, for mechanics, Marsden and Hughes "Mathematical Foundations of Elasticity", any book on Rational Mechanics (Truesdell, etc)
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