The Resource Classical covariant fields, Mark Burgess

Classical covariant fields, Mark Burgess

Label
Classical covariant fields
Title
Classical covariant fields
Statement of responsibility
Mark Burgess
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book discusses the classical foundations of field theory, using the language of variational methods and covariance. There is no other book which gives such a comprehensive overview of the subject, exploring the limits of what can be achieved with purely classical notions. These classical notions have a deep and important connection with the second quantized field theory, which is shown to follow 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. It uses a well documented set of conventions and catalogues results which are often hard to find in the literature
  • Care is taken to explain how results arise and how to interpret results 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."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
530.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.7
LC item number
.B87 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
Label
Classical covariant fields, Mark Burgess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-519) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The action principle.
  • 5.
  • Classical field dynamics.
  • 6.
  • Statistical interpretation of the field.
  • 7.
  • Examples and applications
  • pt. 2.
  • Groups and fields.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Field transformations.
  • 9.
  • Spacetime transformations.
  • 10.
  • Kinematical and dynamical transformations.
  • 11.
  • Position and momentum.
  • 12.
  • Charge and current.
  • Fields.
  • 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.
  • 1.
  • 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
  • Introduction.
  • 2.
  • The electromagnetic field.
  • 3.
  • Field parameters.
Control code
ocm52568841
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 529 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511045516
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35721819
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52568841
  • pebcs0511019424

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