Mathematical Perspectives On Theoretical Physics: A Journey From Black Holes To Superstrings

Mathematical Perspectives On Theoretical Physics: A Journey From Black Holes To Superstrings

By: Nirmala Prakash (author)Hardback

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Description

This book presents the basics of mathematics that are needed for learning the physics of today. It describes briefly the theories of groups and operators, finite- and infinite-dimensional algebras, concepts of symmetry and supersymmetry, and then delineates their relations to theories of relativity and black holes, classical and quantum physics, electroweak fields and Yang-Mills. It concludes with a chapter on (the complex theory of) strings and superstrings and their link to black holes - an idea that fascinates both the physicist and the mathematician.

Contents

Complex Functions, Riemann Surfaces and Two-Dimensional Conformal Field Theory (an Introduction); Elements of Group Theory and Group Representations; A Primer on Operators; Basics of Algebras and Related Concepts; Infinite-Dimensional Algebras; The Role of Symmetry in Physics and Mathematics; All That's Super - An Introduction; Gravitation, Relativity and Black Holes; Basics of Quantum Theory; Theory of Yang-Mills and the Yang-Mills-Higgs Mechanism; Strings and Superstrings (Elementary Aspects).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860943645
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 864
  • ID: 9781860943645
  • ISBN10: 1860943640

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