Classical covariant fields [E-Book] / Mark Burgess.
Burgess, Mark, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
1 online resource (xx, 529 pages)
englisch
9780511535055
9780521813631
9780521675772
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1.
  • Fields.
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • 2.
  • The electromagnetic field.
  • 3.
  • Field parameters.
  • 4.
  • The action principle.
  • 5.
  • Classical field dynamics.
  • 6.
  • Statistical interpretation of the field.
  • 7.
  • Examples and applications
  • pt. 2.
  • Groups and fields.
  • 8.
  • Field transformations.
  • 9.
  • Spacetime transformations.
  • 10.
  • Kinematical and dynamical transformations.
  • 11.
  • Position and momentum.
  • 12.
  • Charge and current.
  • 13.
  • The non-relativistic limit.
  • 14.
  • Unified kinematics and dynamics.
  • 15.
  • Epilogue: quantum field theory
  • pt. 3.
  • Reference: a compendium of fields.
  • 16.
  • Gallery of definitions.
  • 17.
  • The Schrodinger field.
  • 18.
  • The real Klein-Gordon field.
  • 19.
  • The complex Klein-Gordon field.
  • 20.
  • The Dirac field.
  • 21.
  • The Maxwell radiation field.