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Description

This is an introduction to classical field theory. Topics treated include: Klein-Gordon field, electromagnetic field, scalar electrodynamics, Dirac field, Yang-Mills field, gravitational field, Noether theorems relating symmetries and conservation laws, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms.

Publication Date

8-2016

City

Logan, UT

Keywords

classical field theoryKlein-Gordon field, electromagnetic field, scalar electrodynamics, Dirac field, Yang-Mills field, gravitational field, Noether theorems, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Lagrangian, Symmetries and conservation laws, Hamiltonian

Disciplines

Applied Mathematics | Cosmology, Relativity, and Gravity | Elementary Particles and Fields and String Theory | Geometry and Topology | Physics

Comments

This is a quick and informal introduction to the basic ideas and mathematical methods of classical relativistic field theory. Scalar fields, spinor fields, gauge fields, and gravitational fields are treated. The material is based upon lecture notes for a course I teach from time to time at Utah State University on Classical Field Theory.

© 2016 C. G. torre