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** Details of the book - Perfect Form: Variational Principles, Methods, and Applications in Elementary Physics**

EAN (ISBN-13): 9780691026633

ISBN (ISBN-10): 0691026637

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Publishing year: 1997

Publisher: Princeton University Press

144 Pages

Weight: 0,195 kg

Language: eng/Englisch

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