Introduction
Classical
field theory is employed by physicists to describe a wide variety
of physical phenomena. These include electromagnetism, fluid dynamics,
gravitation and quantum mechanics. The central entity of field theory
is the field which is usually a multi component function of space
and time. These multi component functions are usually grouped together
as vector fields as in the case in electromagnetic theory and fluid
dynamics, in other cases they are grouped as tensors as in theories
of gravitation and yet in other cases they are grouped as complex
functions as in the case of quantum mechanics. In order to know
the value of the field one needs to solve a set of coupled partial
differential equations with given boundary and initial conditions.
The book covers a selection of recent advances in classical field
theory involving electromagnetism, fluid dynamics, gravitation and
quantum mechanics.
Advances in Classical Field Theory will
benefit readers by saving them the effort to read through numerous
journal articles which would be needed to obtain a coherent picture
of classical field theory otherwise. This eBook is unique in its aim
and scope and is not similar to any existing publication.
