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Author Manton, Nicholas, 1952-

Title Topological solitons / Nicholas Manton, Paul Sutcliffe
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 493 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Solitons as particles; 1.2 A brief history of topological solitons; 1.3 Bogomolny equations and moduli spaces; 1.4 Soliton dynamics; 1.5 Solitons and integrable systems; 1.6 Solitons -- experimental status; 1.7 Outline of this book; 2 Lagrangians and fields; 2.1 Finite-dimensional systems; 2.2 Symmetries and conservation laws; 2.3 Field theory; 2.4 Noether's theorem in field theory; 2.5 Vacua and spontaneous symmetry breaking; 2.6 Gauge theory; 2.7 The Higgs mechanism; 2.8 Gradient flow in field theory
Summary This book introduces the main examples of topological solitons in classical field theories, discusses the forces between solitons, and surveys both static and dynamic multi-soliton solutions. It covers kinks in one dimension, lumps and vortices in two dimensions, monopoles and Skyrmions in three dimensions, and instantons in four dimensions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-490) and index
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Subject Solitons.
Wave-motion, Theory of.
Form Electronic book
Author Sutcliffe, Paul (Paul M.)
ISBN 0511211414
0511214995 (electronic bk.)
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0511617038 (electronic book)
9780511214998 (electronic bk.)
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