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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Oct 10, Saman Habibi Esfahani rated it really liked it. The final section of the book is about Einstein’s relativity, perhaps the most beautiful theory of Physics, trying to link it to what it has been showed previously: I only skimmed the more basics sections on topics like fiber bundles, connections, etc. Sam Roelants rated it really liked it Nov 22, James rated it really liked it Jun 30, It is very pedagogical and won’t be a very useful reference to have around.
Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity
Looking for beautiful books? John rated it it was amazing Mar 25, The explanations are clear and the style is one that physicists will certainly appreciate also mathematicians, but perhaps they would prefer more theorem fauge proof style, absent here.
Potpuno Inkognito rated it it was amazing Aug 31, 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. From Order To Chaos – Essays: I read this little book some years ago and I really enjoyed. George Hagstrom rated it it was amazing Apr 05, The authors then introduce vector bundles, connections and curvature in order to generalize Maxwell theory to the Yang-Mills equations.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. The relation of gauge theory to the newly discovered knot invariants such as the Jones polynomial is sketched.
Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity by John C. Baez
Paul Bryan rated it really liked it Jun 25, But as far as an introduction into gauge theory, Chern-Simons theory, and applications of quantum field theory to knots and 3-manifold invariants, a grad student in either physics or math could do worse than spending a few days going through these sections.
Description This is an introduction to the basic tools of mathematics needed to understand the relation between knot theory and quantum gravity.
Hamilton Gerlach rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This text is aimed at undergraduates, but I would readily recommend it to grad students as well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers gaige over 50 million reviews. Eduardo rated it really liked it Feb 15, Backgrounds Of Arithmetic And Geometry: David Keirsey rated it liked it Sep 16, The book begins with a rapid course on manifolds and differential forms, onots how these provide a proper language for formulating Maxwell’s equations on arbitrary spacetimes.
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. For the individual reader, it is a great way to be lured into the study of the mathematics that underlies contemporary theoretical physics.
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