Fundamental Theories of Physics

Geometry, Fields and Cosmology

Techniques and Applications

Editors: Iyer, Balasubramanian, Vishveshwara, C.V. (Eds.)

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This volume is based on the lectures given at the First Inter University Graduate School on Gravitation and Cosmology organized by IUCAA, Pune, in 1989. This series of Schools have been carefully planned to provide a sound background and preparation for students embarking on research in these and related topics. Consequently, the contents of these lectures have been meticulously selected and arranged. The topics in the present volume offer a firm mathematical foundation for a number of subjects to be deĀ­ veloped later. These include Geometrical Methods for Physics, Quantum Field Theory Methods and Relativistic Cosmology. The style of the book is pedagogical and should appeal to students and research workers attemptĀ­ ing to learn the modern techniques involved. A number of specially selected problems with hints and solutions have been included to assist the reader in achieving mastery of the topics. We decided to bring out this volume containing the lecture notes since we felt that they would be useful to a wider community of research workers, many of whom could not participate in the school. We thank all the lecturers for their meticulous lectures, the enthusiasm they brought to the discussions and for kindly writing up their lecture notes. It is a pleasure to thank G. Manjunatha for his meticulous assistence over a long period, in preparing this volume for publication.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Geometrical Methods for Physics

    Mukunda, N.

    Pages 1-268

  • Problems on Geometrical Methods for Physics

    Kulkarni, Ravi

    Pages 269-288

  • Tetrads, the Newman-Penrose Formalism and Spinors

    Dhurandhar, S. V.

    Pages 289-330

  • Problems on Tetrads, the Newman-Penrose Formalism and Spinors

    Iyer, Sai

    Pages 331-350

  • Aspects of Quantum Field Theory

    Padmanabhan, T.

    Pages 351-446

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geometry, Fields and Cosmology
Book Subtitle
Techniques and Applications
Editors
  • Balasubramanian Iyer
  • C.V. Vishveshwara
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
88
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1695-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1695-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4725-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4902-5
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 558
Topics