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The dawning of gauge theory

Author: L O'Raifeartaigh
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Series: Princeton series in physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Illustrates how gravitational theory and quantum mechanics played crucial roles in the reassessment of gauge theory as a geometric principle and as a framework for describing both electromagnetism  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L O'Raifeartaigh
ISBN: 0691029784 9780691029788 0691029776 9780691029771
OCLC Number: 35559195
Description: ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Gauge Transformations in Classical Electromagnetism. Gravitation and Electricity / H. Weyl --
2. Aftermath of Einstein's Gravitational Theory --
3. Generalizations of Einstein's Theory. On the Unification Problem of Physics (1921) / Th. Kaluza. Quantum Theory and Five-Dimensional Relativity (1926) / O. Klein. On the Invariant Form of the Wave and Motion Equations for a Charged Point-Mass (1927) / V. Fock --
4. The Renaissance of Weyl's Idea: EM Gauge Theory. On a Remarkable Property of the Quantum-Orbits of a Single Electron (1922) / E. Schrodinger. Quantization as an Eigenvalue Problem (1926) / E. Schrodinger. Quantum-Mechanical Interpretation of Weyl's Theory (1927) / F. London --
5. Weyl's Classic, 1929. Electron and Gravitation (1929) / H. Weyl.
Series Title: Princeton series in physics.
Responsibility: Lochlainn O'Raifeartaigh.
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