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Anadijiban Das 
Special theory of relativity: A Mathematical Exposition 
025403 
1993 
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Title  Special theory of relativity: A Mathematical Exposition 
Author(s)  Anadijiban Das 
Publication  New York, SpringerVerlag, 1993. 
Description  xii, 214p. 
Series  (Universitext) 
Abstract Note  Based on courses taught at the University of Dublin, Carnegie Mellon University, and mostly at Simon Fraser University, this book presents the special theory of relativity from a mathematical point of view. It begins with the axioms of the Minkowski vector space and the flat spacetime manifold. Then it discusses the kinematics of special relativity in terms of Lorentz tranformations, and treats the group structure of Lorentz transformations. Extending the discussion to spinors, the author shows how a unimodular mapping of spinor (vector) space can induce a proper, orthochronous Lorentz mapping on the Minkowski vector space. The second part begins with a discussion of relativistic particle mechanics from both the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian points of view. The book then turns to the relativistic (classical) field theory, including a proof of Noether's theorem and discussions of the KleinGordon, electromagnetic, Dirac, and nonabelian gauge fields. The final chapter deals with recent work on classical fields in an eightdimensional covariant phase space. 
ISBN,Price  9780387940421 : Euro 73.95(PB) 
Classification  530.12:531.18:51

Keyword(s)  1. FLAT SPACETIME MANIFOLD
2. LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION
3. MINKOWSKI VECTOR SPACE
4. RELATIVISTIC FIELD THEORY
5. SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
6. SPINORS

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