Charles Francis17 September 2018

Troubador Publishing LtdLight after Dark III: The Mathematics of Gravity and Quanta proves the most important results described in Light after Dark II, from fundamental principles, as elegantly as possible and with the minimum of verbiage. This is a first principles account of the mathematical structure of modern theoretical physics, showing that it is not just a disparate bunch of algorithms and procedures, but is a unified structure based on observation, sound principles and solid logic, and allowing a unique physical interpretation in terms of fundamental constituents, or particles.Light after Dark III: The Mathematics of Gravity and Quanta explains essential mathematics at undergraduate level. Part I covers many core topics in a mathematics degree. Part II is a concise account of results in relativity, including the Lorentz transform from first principles, Riemann curvature, Einstein’s equation, derivations of the Schwarzschild and Friedmann solutions, and proofs of key results. Part III contains the mathematical foundations of relativistic quantum mechanics and constructs quantum electrodynamics. Divergence problems are treated with greater rigour than usual in theoretical physics, but without excessive formality. Classical electromagnetism is derived from fundamental principles. Part IV shows how quantum electrodynamics and general relativity can be described in a single structure. Light after Dark III: The Mathematics of Gravity and Quanta will interest students of mathematics and students of physics and philosophy with a mathematical leaning who are seeking a rigorous treatment and deeper mathematical insight into physical theory.

Read more

Collapse

Charles Francis has a first in mathematics in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in mathematics from London University. He has been investigating the fundamental structures of physics for nearly forty years and has published over a dozen papers with over 170 citations on topics ranging from galactic dynamics to quantum electrodynamics in journals such as Proc. Royal Society A and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Read more

Collapse

Publisher

Troubador Publishing Ltd

Read more

Collapse

Published on

17 Sep 2018

Read more

Collapse

Pages

200

Read more

Collapse

ISBN

9781785897634

Read more

Collapse

Language

English

Read more

Collapse

Genres

Science / Physics / General

Read more

Collapse

Content Protection

This content is DRM protected.

Read more

Collapse

Read aloud

Available on Android devices

Read more

Collapse

Eligible for Family Library

Report

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

To read on E Ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help Centre instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.

©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United Kingdom)

By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.