Mathematical Perspectives On Theoretical Physics: A Journey From Black Holes To Superstrings

Nirmala Prakash

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9781860943652

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This book presents the basics of mathematics that are needed for learning the physics of today. It describes briefly the theories of groups and operators, finite- and infinite-dimensional algebras, concepts of symmetry and supersymmetry, and then delineates their relations to theories of relativity and black holes, classical and quantum physics, electroweak fields and Yang-Mills. It concludes with a chapter on (the complex theory of) strings and superstrings and their link to black holes — an idea that fascinates both the physicist and the mathematician.

Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 864
Imprint: Imperial College Press
Publication date: 20030902

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