Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080547732

Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780080547732
Imprint: Academic Press


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The Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics provides a complete resource for researchers, students and lecturers with an interest in mathematical physics. It enables readers to access basic information on topics peripheral to their own areas, to provide a repository of the core information in the area that can be used to refresh the researcher’s own memory banks, and aid teachers in directing students to entries relevant to their course-work. The Encyclopedia does contain information that has been distilled, organised and presented as a complete reference tool to the user and a landmark to the body of knowledge that has accumulated in this domain. It also is a stimulus for new researchers working in mathematical physics or in areas using the methods originating from work in mathematical physics by providing them with focused high quality background information.

Editorial Board:
Jean-Pierre Françoise, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Gregory L. Naber, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Tsou Sheung Tsun, University of Oxford, UK

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Key Features

  • First comprehensive interdisciplinary coverage
  • Mathematical Physics explained to stimulate new developments and foster new applications of its methods to other fields
  • Written by an international group of experts
  • Contains several undergraduate-level introductory articles to facilitate acquisition of new expertis
  • Thematic index and extensive cross-referencing to provide easy access and quick search functionality
  • Also available online with active linking


Research students, researchers and professionals who are seeking an authoritative source of information about any particular aspect of mathematical physics

Table of Contents

Classical, Conformal and Topological Field Theory Classical Mechanics Condensed Matter Physics and Optics Differential Geometry Dirac Operators Dynamical Systems Fluid Dynamics Functional Analysis and Variational Techniques Gauge Theory General Relativity Integrable Systems Lie Groups and Lie Algebras Many Particle Systems Noncommutative Geometry Partial Differential Equations and ODEs Path Integrals and Functional Integrals Perturbation Theory Quantization Techniques Quantum Field Theory Quantum Gravity Quantum Groups Quantum Information and Computation Quantum Mechanics Renormalization Scattering Theory Semi-classical Approximations Singularity Theory Statistical Mechanics Stochastic Methods String Theory and M-Theory Supersymmetry Symmetry and Conservation Laws Symplectic Techniques Topological Methods


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"This 5-volume encyclopedia contains a very comprehensive collection of articles covering the entire range of mathematical and theoretical physics. The authors of the articles include recognized leaders in their fields, and the essays themselves, each several pages in extent, are more like survey articles than "telegraphic" reviews.

To give a sense of the contents, there is a more or less continuous spectrum from physical to mathematical articles. Indeed, some of the entries are devoted to bridging the divide, e.g. "Fourier-Mukai transform in string theory", "Twistor theory: some applications".

Much effort was expended in ensuring that the articles would contain information up to the level of present knowledge, which, together with the excellent bibliographies appended to each entry, goes a long way toward ensuring the these volumes will remain a vital source of information and a valuable reference work for some time to come." --2007K