Classical Fields

  • Ulrich Mosel
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Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

In this chapter a few essential facts of classical field theory will be discussed. It will first be shown how to derive the equations of motion of a field theory, for example the Maxwell equations of electrodynamics, from a Lagrangian. Second, the connection between symmetries of the Lagrangian and conservation laws will be discussed. This is one of the central points for all the theoretical developments in this book.

Keywords

Covariance 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Mosel
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJustus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenGermany

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