
Title  Elements for physics : quantities, qualities, and intrinsic theories 
Author(s)  Albert Tarantola 
Publication  Berlin, Springer, 2006. 
Description  1 online resource (xiii, 263 p.) : ill 
Abstract Note  "While usual presentations of physical theories emphasize the notion of physical quantity, this book shows that there is much to gain when introducing the notion of physical quality. The usual physical quantities simply appear as coordinates over the manifolds representing the physical qualities. This allows to develop physical theories that have a degree of invariance much deeper than the usual one. It is shown that properly developed physical theories contain logarithms and exponentials of tensors: their conspicuous absence in usual theories suggests, in fact, that the fundamental invariance principle states in this book is lacking in presentday mathematical physics."Jacket 
Notes  Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]256) and index 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Mathematical Methods in Physics
4. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
5. Mathematische fysica
6. Mesures physiques
7. Physics and Applied Physics in Engineering
8. Physique mathï¿½ematique

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