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# A Unified Grand Tour of Theoretical Physics by Ian D. Lawrie (Paperback, 2012)

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### Key Features

- Author(s)Ian D. Lawrie
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication24/12/2012
- Language(s)English
- FormatPaperback
- ISBN-101439884463
- ISBN-139781439884461
- GenreScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides

### Publication Data

- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTaylor & Francis Inc
- Content Note70 black & white illustrations

### Dimensions

- Weight1020 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Pagination711

### Editorial Details

- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition

### Description

- Table Of ContentsIntroduction: The Ways of Nature Geometry The Special and General Theories of Relativity Spacetime as a Differentiable Manifold Tensors Extra Geometrical Structures What is the Structure of our Spacetime? Classical Physics in Galilean and Minkowski Spacetimes The Action Principle in Galilean Spacetime Symmetries and Conservation Laws The Hamiltonian Poisson Brackets and Translation Operators The Action Principle in Minkowski Spacetime Classical Electrodynamics Geometry in Classical Physics Hamiltonian Dynamics of Constrained Systems General Relativity and Gravitation The Principle of Equivalence Gravitational forces The Field Equations of General relativity The Gravitational Field of a Spherical Body Black Holes Quantum Theory Wave Mechanics The Hilbert Space of State Vectors Operators and Observable Quantities Spacetime Translations and the Properties of Operators Quantization of a Classical System An Example: The One-dimensional Harmonic Oscillator Second Quantization and Quantum Field Theory The Occupation-Number Representation Field Operators and Observables Lagrangian Formalism for Field Operators Second Quantization for Fermions Relativistic Wave Equations and Field Theories The Klein-Gordon Equation Scalar Field Theory for Free Particles The Dirac Equation and Spin-1/2 Particles Spinor Field Theory Weyl and Majorana Spinors Particles of Spin, 1 and 2 Forces, Connections and Gauge Fields Electromagnetism Non-Abelian Gauge Theories Non-Abelian Theories and Electromagnetism Relevance of Non-Abelian Theories to Physics The Theory of Kaluza and Klein Interacting Relativistic Field Theories Asymptotic States and the Scattering Operator Reduction Formulae Path Integrals Perturbation Theory Quantization of Gauge Fields Renormalization Quantum Electrodynamics Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics Ergodic Theory and the Microcanonical Ensemble The Canonical Ensemble The Grand Canonical Ensemble Relation Between Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Quantum Statistical Mechanics Field Theories at Finite Temperature Black Body Radiation The Classical Lattice Gas Analogies Between Field Theory and Statistical Mechanics Phase Transitions BoseEinstein Condensation Critical Points in Fluids and Magnets The Ising Model Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking The GinzburgLandau Theory The Renormalization Group The GinzburgLandau Theory of Superconductors Unified Gauge Theories of the Fundamental Interactions The Weak Interaction The GlashowWeinbergSalam Model for Leptons Physical Implications of the Model for Leptons Hadronic Particles in the Electroweak Theory Colour and Quantum Chromodynamics Loose Ends Grand Unified Theories Supersymmetry Solitons and So On Domain Walls and Kinks The SineGordon Solitons Vortices and Strings Magnetic Monopoles The Early Universe The RobertsonWalker Metric The FriedmannLemaitre Models Matter, Energy and the Age of the Universe The Fairly Early Universe Nucleosynthesis Recombination and the Horizon Problem The Flatness Problem Density Perturbations The Very Early Universe Dark Energy and Dark Matter An Introduction to String Theory The Relativistic Point Particle The Free Classical String Quantization of the Free Bosonic String Physics of the Free Bosonic String Further Developments Gravity and Quantum Mechanics Canonical Quantization of General Relativity Quantum Cosmology Black-Hole Entropy Some Snapshots of the Tour Some Mathematical Notes Delta Functions and Functional Differentiation The Levi-Civita Tensor Density Vector Spaces and Hilbert Spaces Gauss' Theorem Surface Area and Volume of a d-dimensional Sphere Gaussian Integrals Grassmann Variables Some Elements of Group Theory Natural Units Scattering Cross-sections and Particle Decay Rates

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