Modern Differential Geometry in Gauge Theories

Yang¿Mills Fields, Volume II

  • Anastasios Mallios

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-16
  2. Yang–Mills Theory: General Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Yang–Mills Theory:General Theory

    1. Anastasios Mallios
      Pages 3-77
    2. Anastasios Mallios
      Pages 109-139
  4. General Relativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 142-142
    2. Anastasios Mallios
      Pages 143-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1-17

About this book

Introduction

Differential geometry, in the classical sense, is developed through the theory of smooth manifolds. Modern differential geometry from the author’s perspective is used in this work to describe physical theories of a geometric character without using any notion of calculus (smoothness). Instead, an axiomatic treatment of differential geometry is presented via sheaf theory (geometry) and sheaf cohomology (analysis). Using vector sheaves, in place of bundles, based on arbitrary topological spaces, this unique approach in general furthers new perspectives and calculations that generate unexpected potential applications.

Modern Differential Geometry in Gauge Theories is a two-volume research monograph that systematically applies a sheaf-theoretic approach to such physical theories as gauge theory. Beginning with Volume 1, the focus is on Maxwell fields. All the basic concepts of this mathematical approach are formulated and used thereafter to describe elementary particles, electromagnetism, and geometric prequantization. Maxwell fields are fully examined and classified in the language of sheaf theory and sheaf cohomology. Continuing in Volume 2, this sheaf-theoretic approach is applied to Yang–Mills fields in general.

The text contains a wealth of detailed and rigorous computations and will appeal to mathematicians and physicists, along with advanced undergraduate and graduate students, interested in applications of differential geometry to physical theories such as general relativity, elementary particle physics and quantum gravity.

Keywords

A-Connections Gauge Potential Gauge theory Laplace–Beltrami Operators Local Characterization Moduli Space Particle Physics Potential Self-DualGauge Fields Yang–Mills Functional Yang–Mills Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Anastasios Mallios
    • 1
  1. 1.AthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-8176-4634-9
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 2010
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-8176-4379-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-8176-4634-9