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By Ian D. Lawrie

A Unified Grand travel of Theoretical Physics invitations its readers to a guided exploration of the theoretical rules that form our modern knowing of the actual international on the primary point. Its important issues, comprising space-time geometry and the overall relativistic account of gravity, quantum box idea and the gauge theories of basic forces, and statistical mechanics and the idea of part transitions, are built in specific mathematical element, with an emphasis on conceptual realizing. undemanding remedies of the normal versions of particle physics and cosmology are supplemented with introductory bills of extra speculative theories, together with supersymmetry and string theory.


This 3rd version of the Tour features a new bankruptcy on quantum gravity, targeting the procedure often called Loop Quantum Gravity, whereas new sections supply prolonged discussions of subject matters that experience develop into trendy lately, similar to the Higgs boson, large neutrinos, cosmological perturbations, darkish power and topic, and the thermodynamics of black holes.


Designed for these looking for a superb seize of the internal workings of those theories, yet preferring to prevent a full-scale attack at the examine literature, the Tour assumes as its element of departure a familiarity with uncomplicated undergraduate-level physics, and emphasizes the interconnections among points of physics which are extra usually handled in isolation.



The significant other site at www.unifiedgrandtours.org presents additional assets, together with a complete handbook of ideas to the end-of-chapter exercises.

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