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Physics from Symmetry

  • A highly praised new approach to teaching basic physics based on symmetry principles

  • Self-contained and pedagogical presentation

  • Reveals the inner consistency and elegance of theoretical physics in a way no textbook has done before

  • This second corrected edition contains many revised sections with improved explanations

Part of the book series: Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics (ULNP)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXI
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 3-9
    3. Special Relativity

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 11-23
  3. Symmetry Tools

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 24-24
    2. Lie Group Theory

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 25-94
    3. The Framework

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 95-114
  4. The Equations of Nature

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Measuring Nature

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 117-120
    3. Free Theory

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 121-130
    4. Interaction Theory

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 131-175
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 176-176
    2. Quantum Mechanics

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 177-208
    3. Quantum Field Theory

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 209-231
    4. Classical Mechanics

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 233-237
    5. Electrodynamics

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 239-244
    6. Gravity

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 245-250
    7. Closing Words

      • Jakob Schwichtenberg
      Pages 251-251
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 253-287

About this book

This is a textbook that derives the fundamental theories of physics from symmetry.
It starts by introducing, in a completely self-contained 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.

Thanks to the input of readers from around the world, this second edition has been purged of typographical errors and also contains several revised sections with improved explanations. 

Keywords

  • Foundations of Physics
  • Introduction to Group Theory
  • Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
  • Lie Group Theory in Physics
  • Symmetries in Physics
  • Deriving physical laws from Symmetry
  • Abstract group theory

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karlsruhe, Germany

    Jakob Schwichtenberg

About the author

Jakob Schwichtenberg - Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-66631-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)