Woodhouse, N. M. J. (Nicholas Michael John) 1949
Overview
Works:  32 works in 265 publications in 3 languages and 4,583 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Academic theses 
Roles:  Author, Editor, htt, Other, Thesis advisor 
Classifications:  QC174.17.G46, 530.11 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
N. M. J Woodhouse
Special relativity by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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47 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and German and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written with the secondyear undergraduate in mind, the book will appeal to those studying the 'Special Relativity' option in their Mathematics or Mathematics and Physics course. However, a graduate or lecturer wanting a rapid introduction to special relativity would benefit from the concise and precise nature of the book."Jacket
47 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and German and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written with the secondyear undergraduate in mind, the book will appeal to those studying the 'Special Relativity' option in their Mathematics or Mathematics and Physics course. However, a graduate or lecturer wanting a rapid introduction to special relativity would benefit from the concise and precise nature of the book."Jacket
Introduction to analytical dynamics by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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52 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a revised edition of a text on classical mechanics which was originally published 20 years ago. The presentation has been simplified, while keeping to the original intention of confronting rather than evading the various notational & pedagogical difficulties that one encounters in the journey from Newton to Lagrange & Hamilton
52 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a revised edition of a text on classical mechanics which was originally published 20 years ago. The presentation has been simplified, while keeping to the original intention of confronting rather than evading the various notational & pedagogical difficulties that one encounters in the journey from Newton to Lagrange & Hamilton
General relativity by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
)
28 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a course given at Oxford over many years, this book is a short and concise exposition of the central ideas of general relativity. Although the original audience was made up of mathematics students, the focus is on the chain of reasoning that leads to the relativistic theory from the analysis of distance and time measurements in the presence of gravity, rather than on the underlying mathematical structure. The geometric ideas  which are central to the understanding of the nature of gravity  are introduced in parallel with the development of the theory, the emphasis being on laying bare how one is led to pseudoRiemannian geometry through a natural process of reconciliation of special relativity with the equivalence principle. At centre stage are the "local inertial coordinates" set up by an observer in free fall, in which special relativity is valid over short times and distances. In more practical terms, the book is a sequel to the author's Special Relativity in the same series, with some overlap in the treatment of tensors. The basic theory is presented using techniques, such as phaseplane analysis, that will already be familiar to mathematics undergraduates, and numerous problems, of varying levels of difficulty, are provided to test understanding. The latter chapters include the theoretical background to contemporary observational tests  in particular the detection of gravitational waves and the verification of the LensThirring precession  and some introductory cosmology, to tempt the reader to further study. While primarily designed as an introduction for finalyear undergraduates and firstyear postgraduates in mathematics, the book is also accessible to physicists who would like to see a more mathematical approach to the ideas
28 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a course given at Oxford over many years, this book is a short and concise exposition of the central ideas of general relativity. Although the original audience was made up of mathematics students, the focus is on the chain of reasoning that leads to the relativistic theory from the analysis of distance and time measurements in the presence of gravity, rather than on the underlying mathematical structure. The geometric ideas  which are central to the understanding of the nature of gravity  are introduced in parallel with the development of the theory, the emphasis being on laying bare how one is led to pseudoRiemannian geometry through a natural process of reconciliation of special relativity with the equivalence principle. At centre stage are the "local inertial coordinates" set up by an observer in free fall, in which special relativity is valid over short times and distances. In more practical terms, the book is a sequel to the author's Special Relativity in the same series, with some overlap in the treatment of tensors. The basic theory is presented using techniques, such as phaseplane analysis, that will already be familiar to mathematics undergraduates, and numerous problems, of varying levels of difficulty, are provided to test understanding. The latter chapters include the theoretical background to contemporary observational tests  in particular the detection of gravitational waves and the verification of the LensThirring precession  and some introductory cosmology, to tempt the reader to further study. While primarily designed as an introduction for finalyear undergraduates and firstyear postgraduates in mathematics, the book is also accessible to physicists who would like to see a more mathematical approach to the ideas
Geometric quantization by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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51 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
51 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on geometric quantization by
D. J Simms(
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20 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Integrability, selfduality, and twistor theory by
L. J Mason(
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7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many of the familiar integrable systems of equations are symmetry reductions of selfduality equations on a metric or on a YangMills connection. For example, the Kortewegde Vries and nonlinear Schrodinger equations are reductions of the selfdual YangMills equation. This book explores in detail the connections between selfduality and integrability, and also the application of twistor techniques to integrable systems. It supports two central theories: that the symmetries of selfduality equations provide a natural classification scheme for integrable systems; and that twistor theory provides a uniform geometric framework for the study of Backlund transformations, the inverse scattering method, and other such general constructions of integrability theory. The book will be useful to researchers and graduate students in mathematical physics
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many of the familiar integrable systems of equations are symmetry reductions of selfduality equations on a metric or on a YangMills connection. For example, the Kortewegde Vries and nonlinear Schrodinger equations are reductions of the selfdual YangMills equation. This book explores in detail the connections between selfduality and integrability, and also the application of twistor techniques to integrable systems. It supports two central theories: that the symmetries of selfduality equations provide a natural classification scheme for integrable systems; and that twistor theory provides a uniform geometric framework for the study of Backlund transformations, the inverse scattering method, and other such general constructions of integrability theory. The book will be useful to researchers and graduate students in mathematical physics
Integrable systems : twistors, loop groups, and Riemann surfaces by
N. J Hitchin(
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1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This textbook is designed to give graduate students an understanding of integrable systems via the study of Riemann surfaces, loop groups, and twistors. The book has its origins in a series of lecture courses given by the authors, all of whom are internationally known mathematicians and renowned expositors. It is written in an accessible and informal style, and fills a gap in the existing literature. The introduction by Nigel Hitchin addresses the meaning of integrability: how do werecognize an integrable system? His own contribution then develops connections with algebraic geometry, and inclu
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This textbook is designed to give graduate students an understanding of integrable systems via the study of Riemann surfaces, loop groups, and twistors. The book has its origins in a series of lecture courses given by the authors, all of whom are internationally known mathematicians and renowned expositors. It is written in an accessible and informal style, and fills a gap in the existing literature. The introduction by Nigel Hitchin addresses the meaning of integrability: how do werecognize an integrable system? His own contribution then develops connections with algebraic geometry, and inclu
Lectures on geometry by
E Witten(
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10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains a series of chapters by leading mathematicians on active are as of current research in geometry. Although not explicitly linked, the topics have a common flavor and appeal to anyone interested in recent developments in geometry. Taking the form of five chapters derived from lectures given at Clay Mathematics Institute events by leaders in the field, this book is intended to be accessible to all who work in this general area, regardless of their own particular research interests. Book jacket
10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains a series of chapters by leading mathematicians on active are as of current research in geometry. Although not explicitly linked, the topics have a common flavor and appeal to anyone interested in recent developments in geometry. Taking the form of five chapters derived from lectures given at Clay Mathematics Institute events by leaders in the field, this book is intended to be accessible to all who work in this general area, regardless of their own particular research interests. Book jacket
Spezielle Relativitätstheorie by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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3 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Integrability, selfduality, and twistor theory by
L. J Mason(
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1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on special relativity by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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11 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on relativity and electromagnetism (B7) by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on classical mechanics (section 2) by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to Analytical Dynamics : Revised Edition by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analytical dynamics forms an important part of any undergraduate programme in applied mathematics and physics: it develops intuition about threedimensional space and provides invaluable practice in problem solving. First published in 1987, this text is an introduction to the core ideas. It offers concise but clear explanations and derivations to give readers a confident grasp of the chain of argument that leads from Newton's laws through Lagrange's equations and Hamilton's principle, to Hamilton's equations and canonical transformations. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to include: A chapter on symplectic geometry and the geometric interpretation of some of the coordinate calculations. A more systematic treatment of the conections with the phaseplane analysis of ODEs; and an improved treatment of Euler angles. A greater emphasis on the links to special relativity and quantum theory, e.g., linking Schrödinger's equation to HamiltonJacobi theory, showing how ideas from this classical subject link into contemporary areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. Aimed at second and thirdyear undergraduates, the book assumes some familiarity with elementary linear algebra, the chain rule for partial derivatives, and vector mechanics in three dimensions, although the latter is not essential. A wealth of examples show the subject in action and a range of exercises  with solutions  are provided to help test understanding
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analytical dynamics forms an important part of any undergraduate programme in applied mathematics and physics: it develops intuition about threedimensional space and provides invaluable practice in problem solving. First published in 1987, this text is an introduction to the core ideas. It offers concise but clear explanations and derivations to give readers a confident grasp of the chain of argument that leads from Newton's laws through Lagrange's equations and Hamilton's principle, to Hamilton's equations and canonical transformations. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to include: A chapter on symplectic geometry and the geometric interpretation of some of the coordinate calculations. A more systematic treatment of the conections with the phaseplane analysis of ODEs; and an improved treatment of Euler angles. A greater emphasis on the links to special relativity and quantum theory, e.g., linking Schrödinger's equation to HamiltonJacobi theory, showing how ideas from this classical subject link into contemporary areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. Aimed at second and thirdyear undergraduates, the book assumes some familiarity with elementary linear algebra, the chain rule for partial derivatives, and vector mechanics in three dimensions, although the latter is not essential. A wealth of examples show the subject in action and a range of exercises  with solutions  are provided to help test understanding
Spezielle Relativitätstheorie by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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2 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Special Relativity" von Nicholas Woodhouse, übersetzt und überarbeitet von Jürgen Kremer. Welche Voraussetzungen sind erforderlich, um Einsteins Relativitätstheorie verstehen zu können? Welche physikalischen Erkenntnisse liegen ihr zugrunde und wie können sie mathematisch modelliert werden? Dieser Klassiker präsentiert die Spezielle Relativitätstheorie auf eine Art, die auf solider mathematischer Erfahrung aufbaut, aber weder einen umfangreichen Hintergrund in klassischer mathematischer Physik voraussetzt, noch einen langen Vorspann, der der Entwicklung neuer Werkzeuge, wie etwa der Tensor Analysis, gewidmet ist. Um die Relativitätstheorie verstehen zu können, muss ein klares geistiges Bild der Raumzeit entwickelt werden und nicht einfach eine Gewandtheit im Implementieren der LorentzTransformationen. Ein Leitmotiv des Buches besteht darin zu demonstrieren, dass Mathematik unseren Geist befreit, so dass wir die Welt, in der wir leben, über die Grenzen unserer physikalischen Intuition hinaus erkunden können. Der Autor Professor Nicholas Woodhouse, University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, Great Britain
2 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Special Relativity" von Nicholas Woodhouse, übersetzt und überarbeitet von Jürgen Kremer. Welche Voraussetzungen sind erforderlich, um Einsteins Relativitätstheorie verstehen zu können? Welche physikalischen Erkenntnisse liegen ihr zugrunde und wie können sie mathematisch modelliert werden? Dieser Klassiker präsentiert die Spezielle Relativitätstheorie auf eine Art, die auf solider mathematischer Erfahrung aufbaut, aber weder einen umfangreichen Hintergrund in klassischer mathematischer Physik voraussetzt, noch einen langen Vorspann, der der Entwicklung neuer Werkzeuge, wie etwa der Tensor Analysis, gewidmet ist. Um die Relativitätstheorie verstehen zu können, muss ein klares geistiges Bild der Raumzeit entwickelt werden und nicht einfach eine Gewandtheit im Implementieren der LorentzTransformationen. Ein Leitmotiv des Buches besteht darin zu demonstrieren, dass Mathematik unseren Geist befreit, so dass wir die Welt, in der wir leben, über die Grenzen unserer physikalischen Intuition hinaus erkunden können. Der Autor Professor Nicholas Woodhouse, University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, Great Britain
Integrability, selftduality, and twistor theory by
L. J Mason(
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1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Road to reality with Roger Penrose by
Paolo Aniello(
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1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1.3.3 Mixed states entanglement and invariant operator valuedtensor fields1.4 From quantum to classical information; 1.5 Conclusions and outlook; Chapter 2. Black holes in general relativity; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Newtonian considerations; 2.1.2 General relativity; 2.2 Black holes in general relativity; 2.2.1 Early history; 2.2.2 Uniqueness; 2.3 Event horizons and their unforeseen properties; 2.3.1 Event horizons; 2.3.2 An unexpected treasure trove; 2.4 Epilogue; 2.4.1 Spookiness of event horizons; 2.4.2 Quasilocal horizons
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1.3.3 Mixed states entanglement and invariant operator valuedtensor fields1.4 From quantum to classical information; 1.5 Conclusions and outlook; Chapter 2. Black holes in general relativity; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Newtonian considerations; 2.1.2 General relativity; 2.2 Black holes in general relativity; 2.2.1 Early history; 2.2.2 Uniqueness; 2.3 Event horizons and their unforeseen properties; 2.3.1 Event horizons; 2.3.2 An unexpected treasure trove; 2.4 Epilogue; 2.4.1 Spookiness of event horizons; 2.4.2 Quasilocal horizons
Notes on relativity and electromagnetism by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twistors in curved spacetime by
L. J Mason(
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1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Causal spaces and the structure of spacetime by
N. M. J Woodhouse(
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2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Simms, D. J. (David John) Author
 Mason, L. J. (Lionel J.) Author Editor
 Segal, Graeme
 Hitchin, N. J. (Nigel J.) 1946 Author
 Ward, R. S. (Richard Samuel) 1951
 Witten, E. Other Author
 Bridson, Martin R. 1964 Other
 Hofer, Helmut 1956 Other
 Lackenby, Marc Other
 Pandharipande, Rahul
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