Classical Covariant Fields

Classical Covariant Fields

by Mark Burgess
     
 

This 2002 book is for graduate students and researchers working on field theory, group theory and dynamical systems.See more details below

Overview

This 2002 book is for graduate students and researchers working on field theory, group theory and dynamical systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521813631
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.34(d)

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Meet the Author

Mark Burgess obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1990. He held a Royal Society fellowship at the University of Oslo from 1991 to 1992 and then had a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Norwegian Research Council. Since 1994 he has been an associate professor at Oslo University College. Dr Burgess has been invited to lecture at universities and institutes throughout the world, and has published numerous articles, as well as five previous books.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Part I. 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; Part II. 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; Part III. Reference: A Compendium of Fields: 16. Gallery of definitions; 17. The Schrödinger field; 18. The real Klein Gordon field; 19. The complex Klein Gordon field; 20. The Dirac field; 21. The Maxwell radiation field; 22. The massive Proca field; 23. Non-Abelian fields; 24. Chern-Simons theories; 25. Gravity as a field theory; Part IV. Appendices.

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