Classical Covariant Fields (Cambridge Monographs on by Mark Burgess

By Mark Burgess

This 2002 ebook discusses the classical foundations of box thought, utilizing the language of variational equipment and covariance. It explores the boundaries of what could be completed with merely classical notions, and exhibits how those have a deep and significant reference to the second one quantized box concept, which follows on from the Schwinger motion precept. The ebook takes a practical view of box idea, targeting matters that are frequently passed over from quantum box idea texts and cataloging effects that are frequently demanding to discover within the literature. Care is taken to provide an explanation for how effects come up and the way to interpret them bodily, for graduate scholars beginning out within the box. Many actual examples are supplied, making the ebook a fantastic supplementary textual content for classes on common box conception, crew conception and dynamical platforms. it's going to even be a important reference for researchers already operating in those and similar areas.

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