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Hamiltonian Mechanics of Gauge Systems

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521895125

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  • The principles of gauge symmetry and quantization are fundamental to modern understanding of the laws of electromagnetism, weak and strong subatomic forces and the theory of general relativity. Ideal for graduate students and researchers in theoretical and mathematical physics, this unique book provides a systematic introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics of systems with gauge symmetry. The book reveals how gauge symmetry may lead to a non-trivial geometry of the physical phase space and studies its effect on quantum dynamics by path integral methods. It also covers aspects of Hamiltonian path integral formalism in detail, along with a number of related topics such as the theory of canonical transformations on phase space supermanifolds, non-commutativity of canonical quantization and elimination of non-physical variables. The discussion is accompanied by numerous detailed examples of dynamical models with gauge symmetries, clearly illustrating the key concepts.

    • The first book to explain physical phase structure as a feature of Hamiltonian dynamics of gauge systems
    • Presents several active topics in the field, making the book valuable for students learning the subject as well as academic researchers
    • Includes numerous detailed examples of dynamical models with gauge symmetries, clearly illustrating the key concepts
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    "It is definitely a first choice for anybody willing to learn constrained systems."
    Giuseppe Nardelli, Mathematical reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521895125
    • length: 486 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 185 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Hamiltonian formalism
    2. Hamiltonian path integrals
    3. Dynamical systems with constraints
    4. Quantization of constrained systems
    5. Phase space in gauge theories
    6. Path integrals in gauge theories
    7. Confinement
    8. Supplementary material
    Index.

  • Authors

    Lev V. Prokhorov, St Petersburg State University
    Lev V. Prokhorov is a Leading Research Fellow at the V. A. Fock Institute of Physics at St Petersburg State University and the acting head of the Laboratory of Quantum Networks. He is known for his work in the fields of effective Lagrangians, deep inelastic scattering at small transfer momenta, grand unification theory, path integrals, infrared and collinear divergences. His current research focuses on emergence of quantum mechanics and the nature of physical space.

    Sergei V. Shabanov, University of Florida
    Sergei V. Shabanov is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Affiliate Professor of Physics at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His research focuses on gauge theories and the path integral formalism, including the topological defects in lattice gauge theories and applications of knot solitons to effective infrared Yang–Mills theories, along with nanophotonics and plasma physics. His achievements include an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship.

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