A Course in Mathematical Physics, Vol. 2: Classical Field by Walter Thirring

By Walter Thirring

Combining the corrected versions of either volumes on classical physics of Thirring's path in mathematical physics, this therapy of classical dynamical platforms employs research on manifolds to supply the mathematical surroundings for discussions of Hamiltonian structures. difficulties mentioned intimately comprise nonrelativistic movement of debris and structures, relativistic movement in electromagnetic and gravitational fields, and the constitution of black holes. The therapy of classical fields makes use of differential geometry to envision either Maxwell's and Einstein's equations with new fabric extra on guage conception.

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