Copyright © 1969 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Author(s): J. J. Stoker
Published Online: 7 SEP 2011 07:50AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780471504030
Online ISBN: 9781118165461
About this Book
This classic work is now available in an unabridged paperback edition. Stoker makes this fertile branch of mathematics accessible to the nonspecialist by the use of three different notations: vector algebra and calculus, tensor calculus, and the notation devised by Cartan, which employs invariant differential forms as elements in an algebra due to Grassman, combined with an operation called exterior differentiation. Assumed are a passing acquaintance with linear algebra and the basic elements of analysis.