Mathematical Physics (Chicago Lectures in Physics) (Paperback)

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Mathematical Physics is an introduction to such basic mathematical structures as groups, vector spaces, topological spaces, measure spaces, and Hilbert space. Geroch uses category theory to emphasize both the interrelationships among different structures and the unity of mathematics. Perhaps the most valuable feature of the book is the illuminating intuitive discussion of the "whys" of proofs and of axioms and definitions. This book, based on Geroch's University of Chicago course, will be especially helpful to those working in theoretical physics, including such areas as relativity, particle physics, and astrophysics.

About the Author


Robert Geroch is professor in the Departments of Physics and Mathematics and at the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780226288628
ISBN-10: 0226288625
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 1985
Pages: 358
Language: English
Series: Chicago Lectures in Physics