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Gauge Theory and Variational Principles (Dover Books on Physics) (Paperback)

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This text provides a framework for describing and organizing the basic forces of nature and the interactions of subatomic particles. A detailed and self-contained mathematical account of gauge theory, it is geared toward beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates in mathematics and physics. This well-organized treatment supplements its rigor with intuitive ideas.
Starting with an examination of principal fiber bundles and connections, the text explores curvature; particle fields, Lagrangians, and gauge invariance; Lagrange's equation for particle fields; and the inhomogeneous field equation. Additional topics include free Dirac electron fields; interactions; calculus on frame bundle; and unification of gauge fields and gravitation. The text concludes with references, a selected bibliography, an index of notation, and a general index.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486445465
ISBN-10: 0486445461
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: December 10th, 2005
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Physics