Principles of Physics: From Quantum Field Theory to Classical Mechanics by Jun Ni

Principles of Physics: From Quantum Field Theory to Classical Mechanics

byJun Ni

Kobo ebook | December 24, 2013

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This book starts from a set of common basic principles to establish the formalisms in all areas of fundamental physics, including quantum field theory, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, general relativity, electromagnetic field, and classical mechanics. Instead of the traditional pedagogic way, the author arranges the subjects and formalisms in a logical-sequential way, i.e. all the formulas are derived from the formulas before them. The formalisms are also kept self-contained. Most of the required mathematical tools are also given in the appendices.

Although this book covers all the disciplines of fundamental physics, the book is concise and can be treated as an integrated entity. This is consistent with the aphorism that simplicity is beauty, unification is beauty, and thus physics is beauty. The book may be used as an advanced textbook by graduate students. It is also suitable for physicists who wish to have an overview of fundamental physics.

Contents:

  • Basic Principles

  • Quantum Fields

  • Quantum Fields in Riemann Spacetime

  • Symmetry Breaking

  • Perturbative Field Theory

  • From Quantum Field Theory to Quantum Mechanics

  • Electromagnetic Field

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Applications of Quantum Mechanics

  • Statistical Mechanics

  • Applications of Statistical Mechanics

  • General Relativity

  • Appendices:

    • Tensors
    • Functional Formula
    • Gaussian Integrals
    • Grassmann Algebra
    • Euclidean Representation
    • Some Useful Formulas
    • Jacobian
    • Geodesic Equation

Readership: This is an advanced graduate or postgraduate level book.
Key Features:

  • Establishes the formalisms of all the disciplines of fundamental physics from a set of common basic principles in a unified way
  • The formalisms are self-contained. All the physical formulas which appear have derivations found in this book and are derived from the formulas before them
  • The basic principles are made simple and the elucidations are concise
Title:Principles of Physics: From Quantum Field Theory to Classical MechanicsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 24, 2013Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814579416

ISBN - 13:9789814579414

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