Topological Solitons

Topological Solitons

by Nicholas Manton, Paul Sutcliffe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521040965

ISBN-13: 9780521040969

Pub. Date: 10/18/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book introduces the main examples of topological solitons in classical field theories, discusses the forces between solitons, and surveys in detail both static and dynamic multi-soliton solutions. Kinks in one dimension, lumps and vortices in two dimensions, monopoles and Skyrmions in three dimensions, and instantons in four dimensions are all discussed.

Overview

This book introduces the main examples of topological solitons in classical field theories, discusses the forces between solitons, and surveys in detail both static and dynamic multi-soliton solutions. Kinks in one dimension, lumps and vortices in two dimensions, monopoles and Skyrmions in three dimensions, and instantons in four dimensions are all discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521040969
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Lagrangians and fields; 3. Topology in field theory; 4. Solitons - general theory; 5. Kinks; 6. Lumps and rational maps; 7. Vortices; 8. Monopoles; 9. Skyrmions; 10. Instantons; 11. Saddle points - sphalerons; References; Index.

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