March 13, 2021
math and physics play
Advanced Classical Optics, amazon print on demand, Basic Statistical Mechanics, class notes, condensed matter physics, continuum mechanics, Geometric Algebra for Electrical Engineers, graduate Quantum Mechanics, hardcover, kindle direct publishing, paperback, physics, Quantum Field theory I, Quantum Mechanics II, relativistic electrodynamics
Amazon’s kindle direct publishing invited me to their hardcover trial program, and I’ve now made hardcover versions available of most of my interesting physics notes compilations:
Instead of making hardover versions of my classical mechanics, antenna theory, and electromagnetic theory notes, I have unpublished the paperback versions. These are low quality notes, and I don’t want more people to waste money on them (some have.) The free PDFs of all those notes are still available.
My geometric algebra book is also available in both paperback and hardcover (black and white). I’ve unpublished the color version, as it has a much higher print cost, and I thought it was too confusing to have all the permutations of black-and-white/color and paperback/hardcover.
November 10, 2015
math and physics play
calculus, Clifford Algebra, electrodynamics, Fourier series, Fourier transform, Geometric Algebra, geometry, Lorentz force, physics, projection, Quantum Mechanics, rejection, relativity, stress energy tensor
I’ve now split my (way too big) Exploring physics with Geometric Algebra into two volumes:
Each of these is now a much more manageable size, which should facilitate removing the redundancies in these notes, and making them more properly book like.
Also note I’ve also previously moved “Exploring Geometric Algebra” content related to:
- Noether’s theorem
into my classical mechanics collection (449 pages).
I’d taken Professor Poppitz’s “Relativistic Electrodynamics” course in 2011, and wrote up my notes and problem set solutions in latex at that point.
That was only the second course that I tried this in, and was much less structured than any of the subsequent class notes collections that I produced later. I now put problems with the chapter material using the latex exercise environment, and have now retrofitted the use of that package into my old phy450 notes.
I’ve also moved some of the tutorial content into the problem sections, and the rest into the appendix. The result is a much more streamlined layout than was the case when I took the course originally. There are still no figures, nor is there any index. Only my later class notes collections have those and it’s a fair amount of work to retrofit that. The whole thing still needs a complete review (and probably a rewrite).