This is an introduction to the basic tools of mathematics needed to understand the relation between knot theory and quantum gravity. The book begins with a. Title, Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity Volume 4 of K & E series on knots and everything. Author, John C. Baez. Edition, reprint. Publisher, World Scientific, Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity has 44 ratings and 3 reviews. Jon said: This text is aimed at undergraduates, but I would readily recommend it to grad st.
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The relation of gauge theory to jphn newly discovered knot invariants such as the Jones polynomial is sketched. This text is aimed at undergraduates, but I would readily recommend it to grad students as well. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity
Backgrounds Of Arithmetic And Geometry: To ask other readers questions about Gauge Fields, Knots and Fisldsplease sign up. The writing is not overly dense, the exercises are well thought out and usually easy, and the authors easily switch back and forth between mathematical and physical language. For the individual reader, it is a great way to be lured into the study of the mathematics that underlies contemporary theoretical physics.
Tim Robinson rated it really liked it Jan 19, Evgueni Foelds rated it it was amazing Jun 06, It offers an excellent way of treating the subject with mathematical rigor while keeping the physical motivation and usefulness of these mathematical concepts close at hand. World Scientific- Science – pages. Lists with This Book.
The book begins with a rapid course on manifolds and differential forms, emphasizing how these provide a proper language for formulating Maxwell’s equations on arbitrary spacetimes.
I read this little book some years ago and I really enjoyed.
Gauge Fields, Knots And Gravity
Books by John C. It is a disadvantage since it can’t be deep enough, so suddenly you may find yourself confused if you haven’t seen these topics before. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nicolas Delporte rated it gravith was amazing Nov 03, George Hagstrom rated it it was amazing Apr 05, May 08, David rated it really liked it Shelves: The authors then introduce vector bundles, connections and curvature in order to generalize Maxwell theory to the Yang-Mills equations.
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Description This is an introduction to the basic tools of mathematics needed to understand the relation between knot theory mnots quantum gravity.
Review quote “This book is a great introduction to many of the modern ideas of mathematical physics including differential geometry, group theory, knot theory and topology. Sep 06, Jon Paprocki rated it really liked it.
Oct 10, Saman Habibi Esfahani rated it really liked it. To sum up it is a good book to gain a picture about the bsez but not a good book to understand the details and it is a problem since the book tries to prove gfavity explain a lot of these details. It can be read by advanced undergraduates, as it assumes nothing more than advanced calculus and linear algebra I read this little book some years ago and I really enjoyed. My ideal textbook is somehow both pedagogical and an excellent reference, an almost impossible feat to achieve.
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