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Neuenschwander displays the instincts of a good teacher and writes clearly. Using Noether's Theorem as an overarching principle across areas of theoretical physics, he helps students gain a more integrated picture of what sometimes seem to be independent courses—an ever-important thing for undergraduate physics education.(Dr. Cliff Chancey, University of Northern Iowa)
Neuenschwander writes well and gives thorough explanations.(Choice)
Without entering into technicalities, the author nevertheless succeeds in preserving a reasonable standard of mathematical rigor and, above all, in convincing the reader of the mathematical beauty and physical relevance of Noether's theorem. If only for that reason, I can strongly recommend this book.(Frans Cantrijn Mathematical Reviews)
A very readable and concrete introduction to symmetry and invariance in physics with Noether's (first) theorem providing a unifying theme... The style of writing is very engaging and conveys the enthusiasm of the author... The book contains many interesting examples as well as excellent exercises.(James Vickers London Mathematical Society Newsletter)
Dwight E. Neuenschwander is a professor of physics at Southern Nazarene University and editor of the Society of Physics Students Publications of the American Institute of Physics. He won the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers.
I've read about these things in expository books like the excellent books by Frank Close.
The type of person who buys this book will probably sit down and go through the derivations and verify them (or spot the glitch as the case may be).
In the last half of the book, the author teaches you how Noether's theorem is used in quantum field theory.
I always wanted to know how physicists arrived at their results when they talk about (local and non-local) gauge theories, advanced ways of looking at Maxwell's equations, the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by readalot
This is the ultimate pedagogical text for undergraduate level introduction to Noether's Theorem. The author masterfully makes connections that allow students learning the subject... Read morePublished 12 months ago by SirIsaacNewton
This book was basically written for physics students who knows very little mathematics. If you were a beginner physics student who has studied up to Hamiltonian mechanics and is... Read morePublished 20 months ago by butsuritsu
The book builds the argument carefully and lays the groundwork for using Noether's Theorem as a test against the validity of any new physical theory. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Kenneth D. Ford
the author never gets the pacing right - his examples veer
between the obvious and the obscure --
in this area there is a dense profusion of notation... Read more
I am writing this review primarily to comment on the Kindle version. I do want to say that I am in agreement with other 5-star reviews regarding this book. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by Christine
A delightful gem which is a model of physics instruction. The writing is lucid and crisp,
the mathematics is succinctly presented and adroitly complements the elucidated... Read more
I first heard of Emmy Noether when I was a high school student and how she had proved some abstract theorem which involved symmetry, invariance and conservation of energy. Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by Peter Haggstrom