Relativity, Groups, Particles

Special Relativity and Relativistic Symmetry in Field and Particle Physics

  • Roman U. Sexl
  • Helmuth K. Urbantke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 1-18
  3. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke, H. K. Urbantke
    Pages 19-48
  4. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 49-62
  5. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 63-84
  6. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 85-133
  7. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 134-168
  8. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 169-228
  9. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 229-260
  10. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 261-316
  11. Roman U. Sexl, Helmuth K. Urbantke
    Pages 317-335
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 336-388

About this book

Introduction

Like many textbooks, the present one is the outgrowth of lecture courses, mainly given at the University of Vienna, Austria; on the occasion of the English edition, it may be mentioned that our first such lecture course was delivered by my late co­ author, Roman U. Sexl, during the fall and winter term 1967-68 in the USA-more precisely, at the University of Georgia (Athens). Since then, Particle Physics has seen spectacular revolutions; but its relativistic symmetry has never been shaken. On the other hand, new technological developments have enabled applications like the GPS (Global Positioning System) that, in a sense, brought Relativity to the domain of everyday use. The purpose of the lecture courses, and thus of the book, is to fill a gap that the authors feel exists between the way Relativity is presented in introductory courses on mechanics and/or electrodynamics on the one hand and the way relativistic symmetry is presented in particle physics and field theory courses on the other. The reason for the gap is a natural one: too many other themes have to be addressed in the introductory courses, and too many applications are impatiently waiting for their presentation in the particle and field theory courses.

Keywords

4-vector EFE Four-vector High-Energy Physics Lorentz group Lorentz transformation Maxwell equation Minkowski space Particle Physics RMS Relativity Special relativity Thomas precession Time dilation

Authors and affiliations

  • Roman U. Sexl
    • 1
  • Helmuth K. Urbantke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität WienViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-6234-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-83443-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-6234-7
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