Modern Differential Geometry for Physicists (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

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Overview

This edition of the invaluable text Modern Differential Geometry for Physicists contains an additional chapter that introduces some of the basic ideas of general topology needed in differential geometry. A number of small corrections and additions have also been made.

These lecture notes are the content of an introductory course on modern, coordinate-free differential geometry which is taken by first-year theoretical physics PhD students, or by students attending the one-year Msh course "Fundamental Fields and Forces" at Imperial College. The book is concerned entirely with mathematics proper, although the emphasis and detailed topics have been chosen beating in mind the way in which differential geometry is applied these days to modern theoretical physics. This includes not only the traditional area of general relativity but also the theory of Yang-Mills fields, nonlinear sigma models and other types of nonlinear field systems that feature in modern quantum field theory.

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Introductory text for graduate physics students. The three sections deal with introductory coordinate-free differential geometry; geometrical aspects of the theory of Lie groups and Lie group actions on manifolds; and introduction to the theory of fiber bundles. Acidic paper. Paper edition (unseen), $22. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810235628
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Topology 1
2 Differentiable Manifolds 59
3 Vector Fields and n-Forms 97
4 Lie Groups 149
5 Fibre Bundles 199
6 Connections in a Bundle 253
Bibliography 277
Index 281
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2002

    interesting book

    I used to borrow this book from the library but I bought it now because I think it is a good book. Of particular interest to me is the chapter on fiber bundles. In a quite succint way, the author blends organically materials from previous chapters (especially the chapter on Lie groups and Lie algebra) to form an accessible treatment. It explains in a precise yet accessible way the meaning of Yang-Mills field in terms of fiber bundle theory.

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