lie algebras in particle physics from isospin to unified theories frontiers in physics

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Lie Algebras In Particle Physics

Author : Howard Georgi
ISBN : 0813346118
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Howard Georgi is the co-inventor (with Sheldon Glashow) of the SU(5) theory. This extensively revised and updated edition of his classic text makes the theory of Lie groups accessible to graduate students, while offering a perspective on the way in which knowledge of such groups can provide an insight into the development of unified theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions.

Lie Groups For Pedestrians

Author : Harry J. Lipkin
ISBN : 0486421856
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This book shows how the well-known methods of angular momentum algebra can be extended to treat other Lie groups. Chapters cover isospin; the three-dimensional harmonic oscillator; algebras of operators that change the number of particles; permutations, bookkeeping, and Young diagrams; and more. 1966 edition.

Physics From Symmetry

Author : Jakob Schwichtenberg
ISBN : 9783319666310
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This is a textbook that derives the fundamental theories of physics from symmetry. It starts by introducing, in a completely self-contained way, all mathematical tools needed to use symmetry ideas in physics. Thereafter, these tools are put into action and by using symmetry constraints, the fundamental equations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Electromagnetism, and Classical Mechanics are derived. As a result, the reader is able to understand the basic assumptions behind, and the connections between the modern theories of physics. The book concludes with first applications of the previously derived equations. Thanks to the input of readers from around the world, this second edition has been purged of typographical errors and also contains several revised sections with improved explanations.

Selected Papers Of E B Dynkin With Commentary

Author : Evgeniĭ Borisovich Dynkin
ISBN : 0821810650
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Eugene Dynkin is a rare example of a contemporary mathematician who has achieved outstanding results in two quite different areas of research: algebra and probability. In both areas, his ideas constitute an essential part of modern mathematical knowledge and form a basis for further development. Although his last work in algebra was published in 1955, his contributions continue to influence current research in algebra and in the physics of elementary particles. His work in probability is part of both the historical and the modern development of the topic. This volume presents Dynkin's scientific contributions in both areas. Included are Commentary by recognized experts in the corresponding fields who describe the time, place, role, and impact of Dynkin's research and achievements. Biographical notes and the recollections of his students are also featured.

Grand Unified Theories

Author : Graham G. Ross
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Introduction To Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Ray Physics

Author : Pierre Sokolsky
ISBN : UVA:X004746478
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In one compact - and now updated - volume, this text provides a basic introduction to ultrahigh energy cosmic rays, recognized today as an important area of study between high energy physics and astrophysics.

Veiled Rality

Author : Bernard d'. Espagnat
ISBN : 0201569884
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By questioning the validity of some of our basic concepts, such as space, object, and causality, quantum physics contributes quite decisively to the dramatic changes now taking place in our world picture.Veiled Reality provides a detailed view of the reasons why such a questioning arises, a survey of the corresponding conceptual and theoretical problems, and a comprehensive, up-to-date account, useful to scientists and epistemologists alike, of the various ways present-day physicists tackle these problems.The book deals with the E.P.R. reality criterion, local causality, and quantum measurement including relativistic quantum collapse, decoherence theories, consistent histories approaches, and ontologically interpretable theories. Questions bearing on the connection between counterfactuality and realism, intersubjective agreement, and limits of the bearing of the verbs “to have” and “to be,” follow naturally from the analysis and are thoroughly examined. Finally, distinguishing between empirical reality and a veiled independent reality whose only knowable features are structural yields a clue to a plausible interpretation of current physics.Accessible to readers with only very elementary background in modern physics, Veiled Reality offers nonspecialists, including students in physics and philosophy, easy access to basic problems in the foundation of physics.

Semi Simple Lie Algebras And Their Representations

Author : Robert N. Cahn
ISBN : UVA:X001672048
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Statistical Plasma Physics Condensed Plasmas

Author : Setsuo Ichimaru
ISBN : UVA:X004765118
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The aim of this book is to elucidate a number of basic topics in physics of dense plasmas that interface with condensed matter physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. The different plasmas examined here include astrophysical dense plasmas - like those found in the interiors, surfaces, and outer envelopes of such astronomical objects as neutron stars, white dwarfs, the Sun, brown dwarfs, and giant planets. Condensed plasmas in laboratory settings cover metals and alloys (solid, amorphous, liquid, and compressed), semiconductors (electrons, holes, and their droplets), and various realizations of dense plasmas (shock-compressed, diamond-anvil cell, metal vaporization, pinch discharges, and more.)Statistical Plasma Physics: Volume II, Condensed Plasmas is intended as a graduate-level textbook on the subjects of condensed plasma physics, material sciences, and condensed-matter astrophysics. It will also be useful to researchers in the fields of plasma physics, condensed-matter physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics.

Statistical Plasma Physics Basic Principles

Author : Setsuo Ichimaru
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A coherent, self-contained account of the fundamental theories in plasma physics, now updated and corrected throughout.

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