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Gauge theories in the twentieth century

Author: John C Taylor
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, cop. 2001.
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This volume brings together the key papers in the history of gauge theories, including the discoveries of: the role of gauge transformations in the quantum theory of electrically charged particles in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Taylor
ISBN: 1860942814 9781860942815
OCLC Number: 912217889
Description: XXI, 380 p. ; 27 cm
Contents: Gauge Invariance in Electromagnetism; Non-Abelian Gauge Theories; Gravity as a Gauge Theory; Gauge Invariance and Superconductivity; Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Particle Physics; Gauge-Fixing in Non-Abelian Gauge Theories; Gauge Identities and Unitarity; Asymptotic Freedom; Monopoles and Vortex Lines; Non-Pertubative Approaches; Instantons and Vacuum Structure; Three-Dimensional Gauge Fields and Topological Actions; Gauge Theories and Mathematics.
Responsibility: editor, John C. Taylor.


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"J C Taylor recently edited a collection of original articles on gauge theory, starting with a few pages from Maxwell's 'Treatise'. The collection is well chosen, and is introduced by an instructive Read more...

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