# A Course in Mathematical Physics II: Classical Field Theory by Walter Thirring

By Walter Thirring

Combining the corrected variants of either volumes on classical physics of Thirring's path in mathematical physics, this remedy of classical dynamical platforms employs research on manifolds to supply the mathematical surroundings for discussions of Hamiltonian platforms. difficulties mentioned intimately contain nonrelativistic movement of debris and structures, relativistic movement in electromagnetic and gravitational fields, and the constitution of black holes. The therapy of classical fields makes use of differential geometry to ascertain either Maxwell's and Einstein's equations with new fabric further on guage idea.

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