Topological Solitons

Topological Solitons

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Cambridge University Press
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Topological Solitons

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: 9780521838368
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages: 493
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.14(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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