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作者 Burgess, Mark, 1966- author
書名 Classical covariant fields / Mark Burgess
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
國際標準書號 9780511535055 (ebook)
9780521813631 (hardback)
9780521675772 (paperback)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xx, 529 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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系列 Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
附註 Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
pt. 1. Fields. 1. Introduction. 2. The electromagnetic field. 3. Field parameters. 4. The action principle. 5. Classical field dynamics. 6. Statistical interpretation of the field. 7. Examples and applications -- pt. 2. Groups and fields. 8. Field transformations. 9. Spacetime transformations. 10. Kinematical and dynamical transformations. 11. Position and momentum. 12. Charge and current. 13. The non-relativistic limit. 14. Unified kinematics and dynamics. 15. Epilogue: quantum field theory -- pt. 3. Reference: a compendium of fields. 16. Gallery of definitions. 17. The Schrodinger field. 18. The real Klein-Gordon field. 19. The complex Klein-Gordon field. 20. The Dirac field. 21. The Maxwell radiation field
This 2002 book discusses the classical foundations of field theory, using the language of variational methods and covariance. It explores the limits of what can be achieved with purely classical notions, and shows how these have a deep and important connection with the second quantized field theory, which follows on from the Schwinger Action Principle. The book takes a pragmatic view of field theory, focusing on issues which are usually omitted from quantum field theory texts and cataloging results which are often hard to find in the literature. Care is taken to explain how results arise and how to interpret them physically, for graduate students starting out in the field. Many physical examples are provided, making the book an ideal supplementary text for courses on elementary field theory, group theory and dynamical systems. It will also be a valuable reference for researchers already working in these and related areas
TAEBDC; 2009
鏈接 Print version: 9780521813631
主題 Field theory (Physics)
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