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A highly praised new approach to teaching basic physics based on symmetry principles
Selfcontained and pedagogical presentation
Reveals the inner consistency and elegance of theoretical physics in a way no text book has done before
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics (ULNP)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)

Front Matter

Foundations

Front Matter


Symmetry Tools

Front Matter


The Equations of Nature

Front Matter


Applications

Front Matter


Back Matter
About this book
This is a textbook that derives the fundamental theories of physics from symmetry.
It starts by introducing, in a completely selfcontained way, all mathematical tools needed to use symmetry ideas in physics. Thereafter, these tools are put into action and by using symmetry constraints, the fundamental equations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Electromagnetism, and Classical Mechanics are derived.
As a result, the reader is able to understand the basic assumptions behind, and the connections between the modern theories of physics. The book concludes with first applications of the previously derived equations.
Keywords
 Foundations of Physics
 Introduction to Group Theory
 Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
 Lie Group Theory in Physics
 Symmetries in Physics
Reviews
“The main purpose of this book is to present an updated modern approach to physical theories thorough symmetry methods. … this book describes rather well the not always easy to understand subject of symmetry methods in physics, and will be a valuable addition to the bibliography for any interested reader, and even for the expert … .” (Rutwig CampoamorStursberg, zbMATH 1330.81005, 2016)
“This book should be a must for every science and math undergraduate. It is the right way to introduce physics to young students and a significant improvement on the way in which undergraduate courses started with classical physics. The beauty of the subject is made obvious and the built up of the field of physics is clearly illustrated; without compromising on the maths. … I would recommend this book to anybody.” (Rudy Blyweert, Amazon.com, October, 2015)
Authors and Affiliations

Karlsruhe, Germany
Jakob Schwichtenberg
Bibliographic Information
Book Title: Physics from Symmetry
Authors: Jakob Schwichtenberg
Series Title: Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/9783319192017
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
eBook ISBN: 9783319192017
Series ISSN: 21924791
Series EISSN: 21924805
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIX, 279
Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Topics: Mathematical Methods in Physics, Mathematical Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Topological Groups and Lie Groups