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A unified grand tour of theoretical physics [electronic resource] /Ian D. Lawrie.

By: Lawrie, Ian D.
Material type: materialTypeLabelComputer filePublisher: Bristol : Institute of Physics Pub., 2002Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xvi, 564 p. : ill. ; [ca. 23-29] cm.ISBN: 9781439858196 (e-book : PDF); 0750306041; 9780750306041.Call number: 530.15 L424 Subject(s): Mathematical physics | PhysicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Online resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access.
Contents:
1. Introduction : the ways of nature -- 2. Geometry -- 3. Classical physics in Galilean and Minkowski spacetimes -- 4. General relativity and gravitation -- 5. Quantum theory -- 6. Second quantization and quantum field theory -- 7. Relativistic wave equations and field theories -- 8. Forces, connections and guage fields -- 9. Interacting relativistic field theories -- 10. Equilibrium statistical mechanics -- 11. Phase transitions -- 12. Unified gauge theories of the fundamental interactions -- 13. Solitons and so on -- 14. The early universe -- 15. An introduction to string theory.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 548-554) and index.

1. Introduction : the ways of nature -- 2. Geometry -- 3. Classical physics in Galilean and Minkowski spacetimes -- 4. General relativity and gravitation -- 5. Quantum theory -- 6. Second quantization and quantum field theory -- 7. Relativistic wave equations and field theories -- 8. Forces, connections and guage fields -- 9. Interacting relativistic field theories -- 10. Equilibrium statistical mechanics -- 11. Phase transitions -- 12. Unified gauge theories of the fundamental interactions -- 13. Solitons and so on -- 14. The early universe -- 15. An introduction to string theory.

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