Synge, J. L. (John Lighton) 18971995
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Works:  158 works in 729 publications in 7 languages and 8,471 library holdings 

Genres:  Miscellanea 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other 
Classifications:  QC6, 530.11 
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Most widely held works about
J. L Synge
 New knowledge : Irish issue( Book )
 Schild, Alfred, papers by Alfred Schild( )
Most widely held works by
J. L Synge
Principles of mechanics by
J. L Synge(
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81 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a sense, this is a book for the beginner in mechanics, but in another sense, it is not. From the time people make their first movements, crude ideas on force, mass, and motion take shape in the mind. This body of ideas might be reduced to some order in high school, but not necessarily. There is rather an accumulation of miscellaneous facts bearing on mechanics, some mathematical and some experimental, until a state is reached where the student is in danger of being repelled by the subject, as a chaotic jumble which is neither mathematics nor physics. This book is intended primarily for students at this stage. The authors' ambition is to reveal mechanics as an orderly selfcontained subject. It stands out as a model of clarity among all the theories of deductive science. Towards the end of the book, advanced subjects such as Lagrange's equations and the special theory of relativity are included
81 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a sense, this is a book for the beginner in mechanics, but in another sense, it is not. From the time people make their first movements, crude ideas on force, mass, and motion take shape in the mind. This body of ideas might be reduced to some order in high school, but not necessarily. There is rather an accumulation of miscellaneous facts bearing on mechanics, some mathematical and some experimental, until a state is reached where the student is in danger of being repelled by the subject, as a chaotic jumble which is neither mathematics nor physics. This book is intended primarily for students at this stage. The authors' ambition is to reveal mechanics as an orderly selfcontained subject. It stands out as a model of clarity among all the theories of deductive science. Towards the end of the book, advanced subjects such as Lagrange's equations and the special theory of relativity are included
Tensor calculus by
J. L Synge(
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91 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and engineers unacquainted with tensor calculus are at a serious disadvantage in several fields of pure and applied mathematics. They are cut off from the study of Reimannian geometry and the general theory of relativity. Even in Euclidean geometry and Newtonian mechanics (particularly the mechanics of continua), they are compelled to work in notations which lack the compactness of tensor calculus. This classic text is a fundamental introduction to the subject for the beginning student of absolute differential calculus, and for those interested in the applications of tensor calculus to mathematical physics and engineering. Tensor Calculus contains eight chapters. The first four deal with the basic concepts of tensors, Riemannian spaces, Riemannian curvature, and spaces of constant curvature. The next three chapters are concerned with applications to classical dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, electromagnetic radiation, and the theorems of Stokes and Green. In the final chapter, an introduction is given to nonRiemannian spaces including such subjects as affine, Weyl, and projective spaces. There are two appendixes which discuss the reduction of a quadratic form and multiple integration. At the conclusion of each chapter a summary of the most important formulas and a set of exercises are given. More exercises are scattered throughout the text. The special and general theory of relativity is briefly discussed where applicable
91 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and engineers unacquainted with tensor calculus are at a serious disadvantage in several fields of pure and applied mathematics. They are cut off from the study of Reimannian geometry and the general theory of relativity. Even in Euclidean geometry and Newtonian mechanics (particularly the mechanics of continua), they are compelled to work in notations which lack the compactness of tensor calculus. This classic text is a fundamental introduction to the subject for the beginning student of absolute differential calculus, and for those interested in the applications of tensor calculus to mathematical physics and engineering. Tensor Calculus contains eight chapters. The first four deal with the basic concepts of tensors, Riemannian spaces, Riemannian curvature, and spaces of constant curvature. The next three chapters are concerned with applications to classical dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, electromagnetic radiation, and the theorems of Stokes and Green. In the final chapter, an introduction is given to nonRiemannian spaces including such subjects as affine, Weyl, and projective spaces. There are two appendixes which discuss the reduction of a quadratic form and multiple integration. At the conclusion of each chapter a summary of the most important formulas and a set of exercises are given. More exercises are scattered throughout the text. The special and general theory of relativity is briefly discussed where applicable
Relativity : the special theory by
J. L Synge(
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72 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
72 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativity : the general theory by
J. L Synge(
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59 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
59 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Talking about relativity by
J. L Synge(
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27 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometrical mechanics and de Broglie waves by
J. L Synge(
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20 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hypercircle in mathematical physics; a method for the approximate solution of boundary value problems by
J. L Synge(
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18 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometrical optics; an introduction to Hamilton's method by
J. L Synge(
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27 editions published between 1913 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 1913 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical papers of Sir William Rowan Hamilton by
William Rowan Hamilton(
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5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relativistic gas by
J. L Synge(
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20 editions published between 1957 and 1960 in English and Russian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1957 and 1960 in English and Russian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science: sense and nonsense by
J. L Synge(
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20 editions published between 1951 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1951 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kandelman's Krim; a realistic fantasy by
J. L Synge(
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7 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quaternions, Lorentz transformations, and the ConwayDiracEddington matrices by
J. L Synge(
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3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relativity theory of A.N. Whitehead by
J. L Synge(
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6 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of classical mechanics and field theory(
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in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamilton's method in geometrical optics by
J. L Synge(
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7 editions published between 1937 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1937 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Petrov classification of gravitational fields by
J. L Synge(
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4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on the Schwarzschild lineelement by
P. S Florides(
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4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tensorial methods in dynamics by
J. L Synge(
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9 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 Griffith, Byron A. (Byron Alexander) 1908 Author
 Schild, Alfred 1921
 Hamilton, William Rowan Sir 18051865 Author
 Conway, Arthur W. (Arthur William) 18751950 Other Editor
 Royal Irish Academy Editor
 O'Raifeartaigh, L. (Lochlainn) Author Editor
 Scaife, B. K. P. (Brendan Kevin Patrick)
 Whitehead, Alfred North 18611947
 Florides, P. S. Author
 OʹBrien, Stephen Author
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Algebra Art, Irish Boundary value problems Calculus of tensors Carnegie Institute of Technology De Valera, Éamon, Dirac, P. A. M.(Paul Adrien Maurice), Dynamics Gas dynamics Gases Generalized spaces General relativity (Physics) Geometrical optics Gravitation Gulf Research & Development Co Hamilton, William Rowan,Sir, Hypercircle method Infeld, Leopold, Irish literature Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Lorentz transformations Mathematical physics Mathematics Matrices Mechanics Mechanics, Analytic Mechanics, Applied Motion O'Casey, Sean, Physics Quaternions Relativity Relativity (Physics) Riemannian manifolds Schild, Alfred, Schwarzschild black holes Science SciencePhilosophy Space and time Statistical mechanics Strains and stresses Synge, J. L.(John Lighton), Thermodynamics University of Texas at Austin.Department of Physics Wave mechanics Whitehead, Alfred North, Yeats, Jack B.(Jack Butler),
Alternative Names
John Lighton Synge físico irlandés
John Lighton Synge irischkanadischer Physiker und Mathematiker
John Lighton Synge Irish physicist
John Lighton Synge irländsk fysiker och matematiker
John Lighton Synge irsk fysikar og matematikar
John Lighton Synge irsk fysiker og matematiker
John Lighton Synge physicien irlandais
John Lighton Synge wiskundige uit Ierland (18971995)
Lighton Synge, John 18971995
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