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Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Andrea Braides

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book introduces the main concepts of the theory of De Giorgi's Gamma-convergence and gives a description of its main applications to the study of asymptotic variational problems. The content is ... More


Absolute time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses Newton’s concept of absolute time and its use in classical mechanics. It defines clocks and our freedom to change them, that is, reparametrization of time. The chapter goes on ... More


Mathematics and physics preliminaries: of hills and plains and other things

Jennifer Coopersmith

in The Lazy Universe: An Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198743040
eISBN:
9780191802966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743040.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The link between mathematics and physics is explained, and how the concepts “coordinates,” “generalized coordinates,” “time,” and “space” have evolved, starting with Galileo. It is also shown that ... More


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