Description 
1 online resource (ix, 179 pages) 
Contents 
The Fundamental Interactions  The Physical Manifold  Symmetry  The Algebra of Observables  Geometry of SpaceTimes  Scalar Fields  Vector, Tensor, and Spinor Fields  Noether's Theorem  Bundles and Connections  Gauge Field Theory  Gravitation 
Summary 
The YangMills 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 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Geometry, Riemannian.


Mathematical physics.

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2011925657 
ISBN 
9781441982735 (electronic bk.) 

1441982736 (electronic bk.) 

1441982728 (hard cover) 

9781441982728 (hard cover) 
