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A unified grand tour of theoretical physics.

Author: Ian D Lawrie
Publisher: IOP, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book looks at the existence of many inter-relationships, both physical and mathematical, between the branches of theoretical physics which are traditionally treated as autonomous. These range  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian D Lawrie
ISBN: 0852740158 9780852740156 085274014X 9780852740149
OCLC Number: 60017803
Description: [388] pages
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 theories of the fundamental interactions. The early universe. Appendices. Bibliography. References. Glossary of symbols. Index.


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