By Walter Greiner

ISBN-10: 0387955860

ISBN-13: 9780387955865

The sequence of texts on Classical Theoretical Physics is predicated at the hugely profitable sequence of classes given via Walter Greiner on the Johann Wolfgang Goethe collage in Frankfurt am major, Germany. meant for complex undergraduates and starting graduate scholars, the volumes within the sequence offer not just an entire survey of classical theoretical physics but in addition a major variety of labored examples and difficulties to teach scholars essentially easy methods to practice the summary rules to life like difficulties.

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6) e′1 y β e3 = e′3 dµ x dµ x . e2 β β e1 x′ r x Case 2: vector r is rotated together with the coordinate system. 31 APPLICATION IN PHYSICS xµ are the new components of the rotated vector with respect to the ﬁxed system eµ : x are old components of the vector with respect to the ﬁxed system eµ . Note: Both x as well as x in this case are deﬁned in the old system (base eµ ). They denote the components of the new (rotated) and old (not rotated) vector, respectively! In the preceding we have already used the matrix multiplication.

If two row vectors (or column vectors) are equal or proportional to each other, then the determinant equals zero. 2. When we permute two neighboring rows, the determinant changes by a factor (−1). 1: Distance vector z = (x2 e1 + y2 e2 + z 2 e3 ) − (x1 e1 + y1 e2 + z 1 e3 ) y a r1 = a = r2 − r1 Solution P1 (x 1 ,y 1 ,z 1) Calculate the length of the vector a that represents the distance vector between the points r1 and r2 . 2: (x2 − x1 )2 + (y2 − y1 )2 + (z 2 − z 1 )2 . The distance vector between the points r1 and r2 .

3 7 1 This yields (a) Expansion with respect to the second row: det A = (−1)2+1 a21 S21 + (−1)2+2 a22 S22 + (−1)2+3 a23 S23 = −a21 = −8 a12 a13 a32 a33 5 22 7 1 + a22 + 11 a11 a13 a31 a33 4 22 3 1 − 44 − a23 4 5 3 7 a11 a12 a31 a32 = −62. 20) 24 THE VECTOR PRODUCT (AXIAL VECTOR) 4 (b) Expansion with respect to the second column: det A = (−1)2+1 a12 S12 + (−1)2+2 a22 S22 + (−1)2+3 a32 S32 = −a12 = −5 a21 a23 a31 a33 8 44 3 1 + a22 + 11 a11 a13 a31 a33 4 22 3 1 −7 − a32 4 22 8 44 a11 a13 a21 a23 = −62.