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Classical Field Theory: On Electrodynamics, Non-Abelian Gauge Theories and Gravitation

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Classical Field Theory: On Electrodynamics, Non-Abelian Gauge Theories and Gravitation

Classical Field Theory: On Electrodynamics, Non-Abelian Gauge Theories and Gravitation (Graduate Texts in Physics) by Florian Scheck
English | 5 May 2018 | ISBN: 3662555778 | 482 Pages | PDF (True) | 7.21 MB

Scheck’s successful textbook presents a comprehensive treatment, ideally suited for a one-semester course. The textbook describes Maxwell's equations first in their integral, directly testable form, then moves on to their local formulation. The first two chapters cover all essential properties of Maxwell's equations, including their symmetries and their covariance in a modern notation. Chapter 3 is devoted to Maxwell's theory as a classical field theory and to solutions of the wave equation. Chapter 4 deals with important applications of Maxwell's theory. It includes topical subjects such as metamaterials with negative refraction index and solutions of Helmholtz' equation in paraxial approximation relevant for the description of laser beams.