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
Table of contents (13 chapters)
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.
- 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
About the author
Jakob Schwichtenberg - Karlsruhe, Germany.