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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Physics from Symmetry

Authors: Schwichtenberg, Jakob

  • A highly praised new approach to teaching basic physics based on symmetry principles
  • Self-contained and pedagogical presentation
  • Reveals the inner consistency and elegance of theoretical physics in a way no text book has done before
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About this Textbook

This is a textbook that derives the fundamental theories of physics from symmetry.

It starts by introducing, in a completely self-contained way, all mathematical tools needed to use symmetry ideas in physics. Thereafter, these tools are put into action and by using symmetry constraints, the fundamental equations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Electromagnetism, and Classical Mechanics are derived.

As a result, the reader is able to understand the basic assumptions behind, and the connections between the modern theories of physics. The book concludes with first applications of the previously derived equations.

About the authors

Jakob Schwichtenberg, Karlsruhe, Germany

Reviews

“The main purpose of this book is to present an updated modern approach to physical theories thorough symmetry methods. … this book describes rather well the not always easy to understand subject of symmetry methods in physics, and will be a valuable addition to the bibliography for any interested reader, and even for the expert … .” (Rutwig Campoamor-Stursberg, zbMATH 1330.81005, 2016)

“This book should be a must for every science and math undergraduate. It is the right way to introduce physics to young students and a significant improvement on the way in which undergraduate courses started with classical physics. The beauty of the subject is made obvious and the built up of the field of physics is clearly illustrated; without compromising on the maths. … I would recommend this book to anybody.” (Rudy Blyweert, Amazon.com, October, 2015)


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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-19201-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19200-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $49.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36756-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics from Symmetry
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19201-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19201-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19200-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36756-9
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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