Skip to content

Fundamental Forces of Nature The Story of Gauge Fields

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 9812706453

ISBN-13: 9789812706454

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kerson Huang

List price: $45.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $45.00
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

What Makes the World Tick?
The force field
Equivalence principle
Least action
Newton canonized
The mechanical universe
Electric field
Lines of force
Scalar potential
Electric current
Magnetic field
Vector potential
Electromagnetic induction
Maxwell's equations
The Vacuum is the Medium
The ether
Reference frames
The light cone
Lorentz transformation
Relativity of space and time
Four vectors
E - mc[superscript 2]
Faster than light?
Maxwell's true form
The gauge field
Who wrote these signs
Lorentz and Einstein
Let There be Light
Local gauge invariance
A creation
The gauge principle
Hermann Weyl
And there was light
Heroic Age: The Struggle for Quantum Theory
Alien signals
Bohr's atom
Purely imaginary
Quantum mechanics
The wave function
Quantum theory and relativity
Silly question
Quantum Reality
The uncertainty relation
Wave nature of matter
All virtual realities
The quantum century
The Waste Lecture
What is Charge?
The quantum gauge
Covariant derivative
Aharonov-Bohm experiment
Quantum gauge principle
Global vs. local gauge invariance
The Zen of Rotation
Rotations do not commute
Hamilton's flash of insight
Generators of rotation
SU(2): fundamental representation
The adjoint representation
Yang-Mills Field: Non-Commuting Charges
Gauging SU(2)
Picturing local gauge invariance
Maxwell generalized
Gauge photons
Magnetic charge
Monopole: the gauge hedgehog
Into the deep freeze
Photons Real and Virtual
Real photons
Quantum jumps
Virtual photons
Creation and Annihilation
The quantum field
Particle and antiparticle
The Dirac equation
The Dirac sea
Reversing time
Feynman diagram
The fine-structure constant
The Dynamical Vacuum
Interaction vertex
Vacuum polarization
The dressed electron
The ultraviolet catastrophe
Reality of vacuum fluctuations
When physicists were heroes
The enduring QED
Elementary Particles
Bosons and fermions
Spin and statistics
The Fall of Parity
Dawn of the post-modern era
Neutrino: a left-handed screw
Is nothing sacred?
The Particle Explosion
The accelerator boom
Darkness at noon
The ontological bootstrap
The ultimate temperature
Echos of an era
Octet and decaplet
The eightfold way
"Three quarks for Muster Mark!"
Charm and beyond
All Interactions are Local
Yang-Mills awakens
Unifying electromagnetic and weak interactions
Generating mass
Making the photon
Historical note
The lepton-quark family
Two more families: who ordered them?
The standard model
Broken Symmetry
What is mass?
How a magnet gets magnetized
The order parameter
The Goldstone mode
Superconductivity: the photon gets mass
Historical note
Quark Confinement
Monopole confinement
Electric flux tube
The QCD string
Asymptotic freedom
Hanging Threads of Silk
The pion as Goldstone boson
The triangle anomaly
Lepton-quark family structure
Waiting for closure
The World in a Grain of Sand
A matter of scale
The running coupling
Fixed point: theoretical model
UV fixed point: QCD
IR fixed point: QED
Crossover: scientific revolution
In the Space of All Possible Theories
The physics is in the cutoff
The RG trajectory
The space of Lagrangians
Of time and temperature
Tian. Wen
Tian Wen updated
Epilogue: Beauty is Truth
Nobel Prize in Physics
Annual listing
Alphabetical listing
Name Index
Subject Index