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Geometric Quantization : Oxford Mathematical Monographs - N. M. J. Woodhouse

Geometric Quantization

Oxford Mathematical Monographs


Published: 1st August 1997
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The geometric approach to quantization was introduced by Konstant and Souriau more than 20 years ago. It has given valuable and lasting insights into the relationship between classical and quantum systems, and continues to be a popular research topic. The ideas have proved useful in pure mathematics, notably in representation theory, as well as in theoretical physics. The most recent applications have been in conformal field theory and in the Jones-Witten theory of knots. The successful original edition of this book was published in 1980. Now it has been completely revised and extensively rewritten. The presentation has been simplified and many new examples have been added. The material on field theory has been expanded.

`... an attractive presentation of a dynamic subject.' Mathematical Reviews

1: Symplectic geometry 2: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics 3: Symmetry 4: Hamilton-Jacobi theory 5: Complex polarization 6: Elementary relativistic systems 7: Classical fields 8: Prequantization 9: Quantization 10: The metaplectic correction Appendix Notes References Index of notation Index

ISBN: 9780198502708
ISBN-10: 0198502702
Series: Oxford Mathematical Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised