Título: Hamiltonian Mechanics of Gauge Systems (...
Editorial: Cambridge University Press
Año de publicación: 2011
Condición del libro: Very Good
Unread copy in very good condition, some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK. International orders may take up to 3-4 weeks. January2016. N° de ref. de la librería mon0000100706
Sinopsis: The principles of gauge symmetry and quantization are fundamental to modern understanding of the laws of electromagnetism, weak and strong subatomic forces and the theory of general relativity. Ideal for graduate students and researchers in theoretical and mathematical physics, this unique book provides a systematic introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics of systems with gauge symmetry. The book reveals how gauge symmetry may lead to a non-trivial geometry of the physical phase space and studies its effect on quantum dynamics by path integral methods. It also covers aspects of Hamiltonian path integral formalism in detail, along with a number of related topics such as the theory of canonical transformations on phase space supermanifolds, non-commutativity of canonical quantization and elimination of non-physical variables. The discussion is accompanied by numerous detailed examples of dynamical models with gauge symmetries, clearly illustrating the key concepts.
"It is definitely a first choice for anybody willing to learn constrained systems."
Giuseppe Nardelli, Mathematical reviews
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