Optional exercises: Newtonian analogues

  • Rainer K. Sachs
  • Hung-Hsi Wu
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 48)


Throughout this chapter the notation in Sections 0.1.4 to 0.1.10 will be used. Thus T = ℝ is the Newtonian time axis, and Newtonian space is ℝ3, supplied with all its structures. In our (oversimplified) version of Newtonian physics it becomes consistent to regard 19th century electromagnetic theory as part of Newtonian physics; for brevity we shall do so. The reader interested in Newtonian physics per se or in its history should consult the references given in Section 0.1.5; the emphasis here will be on the intuition it supplies.




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© Springer-Verlag, New York Inc. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer K. Sachs
    • 1
  • Hung-Hsi Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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