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A unified grand tour of theoretical physics

Author: Ian D Lawrie
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©2002.
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This text covers the central themes of: space-time geometry and the general relativistic account of gravity; quantum mechanics and quantum-field theory; gauge theories and the fundamental forces of  Read more...

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Lawrie, Ian D.
Unified grand tour of theoretical physics.
Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©2002
(OCoLC)47677076
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian D Lawrie
ISBN: 0585485887 9780585485881 9781420034752 1420034758 0750306033 9780750306034 0750306041 9780750306041
OCLC Number: 53967625
Notes: First ed. published: 1990.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 564 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : the ways of nature --
Geometry --
Classical physics in Galilean and Minkowski spacetimes --
General relativity and gravitation --
Quantum theory --
Second quantization and quantum field theory --
Relativistic wave equations and field theories --
Forces, connections and gauge fields --
Interacting relativistic field theories --
Equilibrium statistical mechanics --
Phase transitions --
Unified gauge theories of the fundamental interactions --
Solitons and so on --
The early universe --
An introduction to string theory --
Appendix A : Some mathematical notes --
Appendix B : Some elements of group theory --
Appendix C : Natural units --
Appendix D : Scattering cross-sections and particle decay rates.
Responsibility: Ian D. Lawrie.

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