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Author Maia, M. D.

Title Geometry of the fundamental interactions : on Riemann's legacy to high energy physics and cosmology / M.D. Maia
Published New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 179 pages)
Contents The Fundamental Interactions -- The Physical Manifold -- Symmetry -- The Algebra of Observables -- Geometry of Space-Times -- Scalar Fields -- Vector, Tensor, and Spinor Fields -- Noether's Theorem -- Bundles and Connections -- Gauge Field Theory -- Gravitation
Summary The Yang-Mills theory of gauge interactions is a prime example of interdisciplinary mathematics and advanced physics. Its historical development is a fascinating window into the ongoing struggle of mankind to understand nature. The discovery of gauge fields and their properties is the most formidable landmark of modern physics. The expression of the gauge field strength as the curvature associated to a given connection, places quantum field theory in the same geometrical footing as the gravitational field of general relativity which is naturally written in geometrical terms. The understanding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geometry, Riemannian.
Mathematical physics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011925657
ISBN 9781441982735 (electronic bk.)
1441982736 (electronic bk.)
1441982728 (hard cover)
9781441982728 (hard cover)