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020 _a9781108477017
040 _cIIT Kanpur
041 _aeng
082 _a530.14
100 _aNastase, Horatiu
245 _aClassical field theory
_cHoraƫiu Nastase
260 _bCambridge University Press
_aNew York
300 _axx, 462p
520 _aClassical field theory predicts how physical fields interact with matter, and is a logical precursor to quantum field theory. This introduction focuses purely on modern classical field theory, helping graduates and researchers build an understanding of classical field theory methods before embarking on future studies in quantum field theory. It describes various classical methods for fields with negligible quantum effects, for instance electromagnetism and gravitational fields. It focuses on solutions that take advantage of classical field theory methods as opposed to applications or geometric properties. Other fields covered includes fermionic fields, scalar fields and Chern–Simons fields. Methods such as symmetries, global and local methods, Noether theorem and energy momentum tensor are also discussed, as well as important solutions of the classical equations, in particular soliton solutions.
650 _aField theory (Physics)
942 _cBK
999 _c560313