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

Geometric Quantization

Oxford Mathematical Monographs

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9780198502708
Number Of Pages: 320

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The geometric approach to quantization was introduced by Kostant and Souriau more that twenty 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 also proved useful in pure mathematics, noteably in representation theory, with the most recent applications occurring in conformal field theory and in the Jones-Witten theory of knots. For the second edition of this successful monograph it has been completely revised and the presentation has been simplified. A large number of examples have been added and the material on field theory has been expanded.

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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