# Search Results for "smooth-manifolds-and-fibre-bundles-with-applications-to-theoretical-physics"

## Smooth Manifolds and Fibre Bundles with Applications to Theoretical Physics

**Author**: Steinar Johannesen**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**1315342626**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**651**View:**5762

This book provides a systematic presentation of the mathematical foundation of modern physics with applications particularly within classical mechanics and the theory of relativity. Written to be self-contained, Smooth Manifolds and Fibre Bundles with Applications to Theoretical Physics provides complete and rigorous proofs of all the results presented within. Among the themes illustrated in the book are differentiable manifolds, differential forms, fiber bundles and differential geometry with non-trivial applications especially within the general theory of relativity. The emphasis is upon a systematic and logical construction of the mathematical foundations. It can be used as a textbook for a pure mathematics course in differential geometry, assuming the reader has a good understanding of basic analysis, linear algebra and point set topology. The book will also appeal to students of theoretical physics interested in the mathematical foundation of the theories.

## Differentialgeometrie, Topologie und Physik

**Author**: Mikio Nakahara**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**3662453002**Category:**Science**Page:**597**View:**1128

Differentialgeometrie und Topologie sind wichtige Werkzeuge für die Theoretische Physik. Insbesondere finden sie Anwendung in den Gebieten der Astrophysik, der Teilchen- und Festkörperphysik. Das vorliegende beliebte Buch, das nun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ist eine ideale Einführung für Masterstudenten und Forscher im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. - Im ersten Kapitel bietet das Buch einen Überblick über die Pfadintegralmethode und Eichtheorien. - Kapitel 2 beschäftigt sich mit den mathematischen Grundlagen von Abbildungen, Vektorräumen und der Topologie. - Die folgenden Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit fortgeschritteneren Konzepten der Geometrie und Topologie und diskutieren auch deren Anwendungen im Bereich der Flüssigkristalle, bei suprafluidem Helium, in der ART und der bosonischen Stringtheorie. - Daran anschließend findet eine Zusammenführung von Geometrie und Topologie statt: es geht um Faserbündel, characteristische Klassen und Indextheoreme (u.a. in Anwendung auf die supersymmetrische Quantenmechanik). - Die letzten beiden Kapitel widmen sich der spannendsten Anwendung von Geometrie und Topologie in der modernen Physik, nämlich den Eichfeldtheorien und der Analyse der Polakov'schen bosonischen Stringtheorie aus einer gemetrischen Perspektive. Mikio Nakahara studierte an der Universität Kyoto und am King’s in London Physik sowie klassische und Quantengravitationstheorie. Heute ist er Physikprofessor an der Kinki-Universität in Osaka (Japan), wo er u. a. über topologische Quantencomputer forscht. Diese Buch entstand aus einer Vorlesung, die er während Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Sussex und an der Helsinki University of Sussex gehalten hat.

## Differential Geometry for Physicists

**Author**: Bo-Yu Hou,Bo-Yuan Hou**Publisher:**World Scientific Publishing Company**ISBN:**9813105097**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**560**View:**2864

This book is divided into fourteen chapters, with 18 appendices as introduction to prerequisite topological and algebraic knowledge, etc. The first seven chapters focus on local analysis. This part can be used as a fundamental textbook for graduate students of theoretical physics. Chapters 8–10 discuss geometry on fibre bundles, which facilitates further reference for researchers. The last four chapters deal with the Atiyah-Singer index theorem, its generalization and its application, quantum anomaly, cohomology field theory and noncommutative geometry, giving the reader a glimpse of the frontier of current research in theoretical physics.

## Clifford Algebras and their Applications in Mathematical Physics

*Proceedings of the Third Conference held at Deinze, Belgium, 1993*

**Author**: F. Brackx,R. Delanghe,H. Serras**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**9401120064**Category:**Science**Page:**411**View:**4331

This International Conference on Clifford AlgebrfU and Their Application, in Math ematical Phy,ic, is the third in a series of conferences on this theme, which started at the Univer,ity of Kent in Canterbury in 1985 and was continued at the Univer,iU de, Science, et Technique, du Languedoc in Montpellier in 1989. Since the start of this series of Conferences the research fields under consideration have evolved quite a lot. The number of scientific papers on Clifford Algebra, Clifford Analysis and their impact on the modelling of physics phenomena have increased tremendously and several new books on these topics were published. We were very pleased to see old friends back and to wellcome new guests who by their inspiring talks contributed fundamentally to tracing new paths for the future development of this research area. The Conference was organized in Deinze, a small rural town in the vicinity of the University town Gent. It was hosted by De Ceder, a vacation and seminar center in a green area, a typical landscape of Flanders's "plat pays" . The Conference was attended by 61 participants coming from 18 countries; there were 10 main talks on invitation, 37 contributions accepted by the Organizing Com mittee and a poster session. There was also a book display of Kluwer Academic Publishers. As in the Proceedings of the Canterbury and Montpellier conferences we have grouped the papers accordingly to the themes they are related to: Clifford Algebra, Clifford Analysis, Classical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Physics Models.

## Mathematical Gauge Theory

*With Applications to the Standard Model of Particle Physics*

**Author**: Mark J.D. Hamilton**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**3319684396**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**658**View:**4007

The Standard Model is the foundation of modern particle and high energy physics. This book explains the mathematical background behind the Standard Model, translating ideas from physics into a mathematical language and vice versa. The first part of the book covers the mathematical theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras, fibre bundles, connections, curvature and spinors. The second part then gives a detailed exposition of how these concepts are applied in physics, concerning topics such as the Lagrangians of gauge and matter fields, spontaneous symmetry breaking, the Higgs boson and mass generation of gauge bosons and fermions. The book also contains a chapter on advanced and modern topics in particle physics, such as neutrino masses, CP violation and Grand Unification. This carefully written textbook is aimed at graduate students of mathematics and physics. It contains numerous examples and more than 150 exercises, making it suitable for self-study and use alongside lecture courses. Only a basic knowledge of differentiable manifolds and special relativity is required, summarized in the appendix.

## Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition

**Author**: Mikio Nakahara**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**9780750306065**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**596**View:**451

Differential geometry and topology have become essential tools for many theoretical physicists. In particular, they are indispensable in theoretical studies of condensed matter physics, gravity, and particle physics. Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition introduces the ideas and techniques of differential geometry and topology at a level suitable for postgraduate students and researchers in these fields. The second edition of this popular and established text incorporates a number of changes designed to meet the needs of the reader and reflect the development of the subject. The book features a considerably expanded first chapter, reviewing aspects of path integral quantization and gauge theories. Chapter 2 introduces the mathematical concepts of maps, vector spaces, and topology. The following chapters focus on more elaborate concepts in geometry and topology and discuss the application of these concepts to liquid crystals, superfluid helium, general relativity, and bosonic string theory. Later chapters unify geometry and topology, exploring fiber bundles, characteristic classes, and index theorems. New to this second edition is the proof of the index theorem in terms of supersymmetric quantum mechanics. The final two chapters are devoted to the most fascinating applications of geometry and topology in contemporary physics, namely the study of anomalies in gauge field theories and the analysis of Polakov's bosonic string theory from the geometrical point of view. Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition is an ideal introduction to differential geometry and topology for postgraduate students and researchers in theoretical and mathematical physics.

## Topology and Geometry for Physics

**Author**: Helmut Eschrig**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**3642146996**Category:**Science**Page:**389**View:**7857

A concise but self-contained introduction of the central concepts of modern topology and differential geometry on a mathematical level is given specifically with applications in physics in mind. All basic concepts are systematically provided including sketches of the proofs of most statements. Smooth finite-dimensional manifolds, tensor and exterior calculus operating on them, homotopy, (co)homology theory including Morse theory of critical points, as well as the theory of fiber bundles and Riemannian geometry, are treated. Examples from physics comprise topological charges, the topology of periodic boundary conditions for solids, gauge fields, geometric phases in quantum physics and gravitation.

## Combinatorial Geometry with Applications to Field Theory

**Author**: Linfan Mao**Publisher:**Infinite Study**ISBN:**1599731002**Category:**Combinatorial geometry**Page:**481**View:**462

This monograph is motivated with surveying mathematics and physics by CC conjecture, i.e., a mathematical science can be reconstructed from or made by combinatorialization. Topics covered in this book include fundamental of mathematical combinatorics, differential Smarandache n-manifolds, combinatorial or differentiable manifolds and submanifolds, Lie multi-groups, combinatorial principal fiber bundles, gravitational field, quantum fields with their combinatorial generalization, also with discussions on fundamental questions in epistemology. All of these are valuable for researchers in combinatorics, topology, differential geometry, gravitational or quantum fields.

## Analysis and Algebra on Differentiable Manifolds

*A Workbook for Students and Teachers*

**Author**: Pedro M. Gadea,Jaime Muñoz Masqué,Ihor V. Mykytyuk**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**9400759525**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**618**View:**760

This is the second edition of this best selling problem book for students, now containing over 400 completely solved exercises on differentiable manifolds, Lie theory, fibre bundles and Riemannian manifolds. The exercises go from elementary computations to rather sophisticated tools. Many of the definitions and theorems used throughout are explained in the first section of each chapter where they appear. A 56-page collection of formulae is included which can be useful as an aide-mémoire, even for teachers and researchers on those topics. In this 2nd edition: • 76 new problems • a section devoted to a generalization of Gauss’ Lemma • a short novel section dealing with some properties of the energy of Hopf vector fields • an expanded collection of formulae and tables • an extended bibliography Audience This book will be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, theoretical physics and some branches of engineering with a rudimentary knowledge of linear and multilinear algebra.

## Combinatorial Geometry with Applications to Field Theory, Second Edition, graduate textbook in mathematics

**Author**: Linfan Mao**Publisher:**Infinite Study**ISBN:**159973155X**Category:**Combinatorial geometry**Page:**484**View:**704

## Tensors and Manifolds

*With Applications to Physics*

**Author**: Robert Wasserman**Publisher:**Oxford University Press on Demand**ISBN:**9780198510598**Category:**Foreign Language Study**Page:**447**View:**4172

The book sets forth the basic principles of tensors and manifolds, describing how the mathematics underlies elegant geometrical models of classical mechanics, relativity and elementary particle physics."--Jacket.

## Applied Differential Geometry

*A Modern Introduction*

**Author**: N.A**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**9812770720**Category:**Geometry, Differential**Page:**1311**View:**4285

This graduate-level monographic textbook treats applied differential geometry from a modern scientific perspective. Co-authored by the originator of the worldOCOs leading human motion simulator OCo OC Human Biodynamics EngineOCO, a complex, 264-DOF bio-mechanical system, modeled by differential-geometric tools OCo this is the first book that combines modern differential geometry with a wide spectrum of applications, from modern mechanics and physics, via nonlinear control, to biology and human sciences. The book is designed for a two-semester course, which gives mathematicians a variety of applications for their theory and physicists, as well as other scientists and engineers, a strong theory underlying their models."

## Topological Library

*Characteristic Classes and Smooth Structures on Manifolds*

**Author**: Sergeĭ Petrovich Novikov,Iskander Asanovich Taĭmanov**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**981283687X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**261**View:**8148

1. On manifolds homeomorphic to the 7-sphere / J. Milnor -- 2. Groups of homotopy spheres. I / M. Kervaire and J. Milnor -- 3. Homotopically equivalent smooth manifolds / S. P. Novikov -- 4. Rational Pontrjagin classes. Homeomorphism and homotopy type of closed manifolds / S. P. Novikov -- 5. On manifolds with free abelian fundamental group and their applications (Pontrjagin classes, smooth structures, high-dimensional knots) / S. P. Novikov -- 6. Stable homeomorphisms and the annulus conjecture / R. Kirby

## Raum · Zeit · Materie

*Vorlesungen über Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie*

**Author**: Hermann Weyl**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**3642989500**Category:**Science**Page:**338**View:**1293

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

## Manifolds, Groups, Bundles, and Spacetime

**Author**: R. Dale Gray**Publisher:**Lulu.com**ISBN:**132940825X**Category:****Page:**N.A**View:**1302

## Differential Geometry

*Bundles, Connections, Metrics and Curvature*

**Author**: Clifford Henry Taubes**Publisher:**OUP Oxford**ISBN:**0191621226**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**312**View:**1741

Bundles, connections, metrics and curvature are the 'lingua franca' of modern differential geometry and theoretical physics. This book will supply a graduate student in mathematics or theoretical physics with the fundamentals of these objects. Many of the tools used in differential topology are introduced and the basic results about differentiable manifolds, smooth maps, differential forms, vector fields, Lie groups, and Grassmanians are all presented here. Other material covered includes the basic theorems about geodesics and Jacobi fields, the classification theorem for flat connections, the definition of characteristic classes, and also an introduction to complex and Kähler geometry. Differential Geometry uses many of the classical examples from, and applications of, the subjects it covers, in particular those where closed form expressions are available, to bring abstract ideas to life. Helpfully, proofs are offered for almost all assertions throughout. All of the introductory material is presented in full and this is the only such source with the classical examples presented in detail.

## Supermanifolds

*Theory and Applications*

**Author**: Alice Rogers**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**9812708855**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**251**View:**5787

This book aims to fill the gap in the available literature on supermanifolds, describing the different approaches to supermanifolds together with various applications to physics, including some which rely on the more mathematical aspects of supermanifold theory. The first part of the book contains a full introduction to the theory of supermanifolds, comparing and contrasting the different approaches that exist. Topics covered include tensors on supermanifolds, super fibre bundles, super Lie groups and integration theory. Later chapters emphasise applications, including the superspace approach to supersymmetric theories, super Riemann surfaces and the spinning string, path integration on supermanifolds and BRST quantization.

## Manifold Theory

*An Introduction for Mathematical Physicists*

**Author**: D. Martin**Publisher:**Elsevier**ISBN:**0857099639**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**424**View:**4607

This account of basic manifold theory and global analysis, based on senior undergraduate and post-graduate courses at Glasgow University for students and researchers in theoretical physics, has been proven over many years. The treatment is rigorous yet less condensed than in books written primarily for pure mathematicians. Prerequisites include knowledge of basic linear algebra and topology. Topology is included in two appendices because many courses on mathematics for physics students do not include this subject. Provides a comprehensive account of basic manifold theory for post-graduate students Introduces the basic theory of differential geometry to students in theoretical physics and mathematics Contains more than 130 exercises, with helpful hints and solutions

## Analysis, Manifolds, and Physics

**Author**: Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat,Cécile DeWitt-Morette,Margaret Dillard Bleick**Publisher:**Gulf Professional Publishing**ISBN:**9780444860170**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**630**View:**5914

This reference book, which has found wide use as a text, provides an answer to the needs of graduate physical mathematics students and their teachers. The present edition is a thorough revision of the first, including a new chapter entitled ``Connections on Principle Fibre Bundles'' which includes sections on holonomy, characteristic classes, invariant curvature integrals and problems on the geometry of gauge fields, monopoles, instantons, spin structure and spin connections. Many paragraphs have been rewritten, and examples and exercises added to ease the study of several chapters. The index includes over 130 entries.