Topology of Gauge Fields and Condensed Matter
ISBN: 0306443368
EAN13: 9780306443367
Language: English
Pages: 372
Edition: 1993
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer

Topology of Gauge Fields and Condensed Matter

Book Overview
''Intended mainly for physicists and mathematicians...its high quality will definitely attract a wider audience.'' --- Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics This work acquaints the physicist with the mathematical principles of algebraic topology, group theory, and differential geometry, as applicable to research in field theory and the theory of condensed matter. Emphasis is placed on the topological structure of monopole and instanton solution to the Yang-Mills equations, the description of phases in superfluid 3He, and the topology of singular solutions in 3He and liquid crystals.