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Conceptual developments of 20th century field theories

Author: Tian Yu Cao
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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This book gives a broad synthesis of conceptual developments of twentieth-century field theories, from the general theory of relativity to quantum field theory and gauge theory. The author gives a historico-critical exposition of the conceptual foundations of the theories revealing a pattern to the evolution of these conceptions. Theoretical physicists and students of theoretical physics will find in this book an  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tian Yu Cao
ISBN: 0521431786 9780521431781 0521634202 9780521634205
OCLC Number: 35043034
Description: xx, 433 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The rise of classical field theory --
3. Einstein's route to the gravitational field --
4. The general theory of relativity (GTR) --
5. The geometrical programme (GP) --
6. The rise of quantum theory --
7. The formation of the conceptual foundations of quantum field theory --
8. The quantum field programme (QFP) --
9. The route to gauge fields --
10. The formation of the conceptual foundations of gauge field theories --
11. The gauge field programme (GFP) --
12. Ontological synthesis and scientific realism --
App. A1. The rise of intrinsic, local, and dynamic geometry --
App. A2. Homotopy classes and homotopy groups.
Other Titles: Conceptual developments of twentieth century field theories
Responsibility: Tian Yu Cao.
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'Tian Yu Cao's timely book provides a broad overview of twentieth-century field theories ... it is an up-to-date, well informed and detailed historical account.' Ian Aitchison, Nature '... a study of Read more...

 
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