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Geometry, Particles, and Fields

  • Bjørn Felsager

Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Basic Properties of Particles and Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 3-31
    3. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 32-85
    4. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 86-132
    5. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 133-175
    6. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 176-253
  3. Basic Principles and Applications of Differential Geometry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-256
    2. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 257-333
    3. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 334-401
    4. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 402-483
    5. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 484-533
    6. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 534-613
    7. Bjørn Felsager
      Pages 614-666
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 667-672

About this book

Introduction

Geometry, Particles and Fields is a direct reprint of the first edition. From a review of the first edition: "The present volume is a welcome edition to the growing number of books that develop geometrical language and use it to describe new developments in particle physics...It provides clear treatment that is accessible to graduate students with a knowledge of advanced calculus and of classical physics...The second half of the book deals with the principles of differential geometry and its applications, with a mathematical machinery of very wide range. Here clear line drawings and illustrations supplement the multitude of mathematical definitions. This section, in its clarity and pedagogy, is reminiscent of Gravitation by Charles Misner, Kip Thorne and John Wheeler...Felsager gives a very clear presentation of the use of geometric methods in particle physics...For those who have resisted learning this new language, his book provides a very good introduction as well as physical motivation. The inclusion of numerous exercises, worked out, renders the book useful for independent study also. I hope this book will be followed by others from authors with equal flair to provide a readable excursion into the next step." PHYSICS TODAY Bjoern Felsager is a high school teacher in Copenhagen. Educated at the Niels Bohr Institute, he has taught at the Universities of Copenhagen and Odense.

Keywords

Particle Physics algebra differential geometry dynamics electromagnetism geometry gravity path integral

Authors and affiliations

  • Bjørn Felsager
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentOdense UniversityDenmark
  2. 2.The Niels Bohr InstituteThe University of CopenhagenHaslevDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0631-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6846-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0631-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-037X
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