Physics from Symmetry

  • Jakob Schwichtenberg

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-9
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      Pages 11-22
  3. Symmetry Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
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      Pages 25-89
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      Pages 91-110
  4. The Equations of Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
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  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Jakob Schwichtenberg
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-279

About this book


This is a textbook that derives the fundamental theories of physics from symmetry.
It starts by introducing, in a completely self-contained way, all mathematical tools needed to use symmetry ideas in physics. Thereafter, these tools are put into action and by using symmetry constraints, the fundamental equations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Electromagnetism, and Classical Mechanics are derived.

As a result, the reader is able to understand the basic assumptions behind, and the connections between the modern theories of physics. The book concludes with first applications of the previously derived equations.


Foundations of Physics Introduction to Group Theory Introduction to Quantum Field Theory Lie Group Theory in Physics Symmetries in Physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jakob Schwichtenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19200-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19201-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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