Mathematical Aspects of Classical Field Theory: Proceedings of the Ams-Ims-Siam Joint Summer Research Conference Held July 20-26, 1991, With Support (Contemporary Mathematics) - Ams-Ims-Siam Joint Summer Research Conference in the Mathematical Scie, Jerrold E. Marsden, Vincent Moncrief, Mark J. Gotay, Gotay, Mark J, Marsden, Jerrold E (1992)
ISBN 0821851446
Subject Field theory (Physics) - Congresses
Publisher American Mathematical Society
Publication Date November 1992
Format Paperback (254 x 178 mm)
Language e
Classical field theory has undergone a renaissance in recent years. Symplectic techniques have yielded deep insights into its foundations, as has an improved understanding of the variational calculus. Further impetus for the study of classical fields has come from other areas, such as integrable systems, Poisson geometry, global analysis, and quantum theory.

This book contains the proceedings of the AMS--IMS--SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Classical Field Theory, held in July 1991 at the University of Washington at Seattle. The conference brought together researchers in many of the main areas of classical field theory to present the latest ideas and results. The volume contains thirty refereed papers, both survey and research articles, and is designed to reflect the state of the art as well as chart the future course of the subject. The topics fall into four major categories: global analysis and relativity (cosmic censorship, initial value problem, quantum gravity), geometric methods (symplectic and Poisson structures, momentum mappings, Dirac constraint theory), BRST theory, and the calculus of variations (the variational bicomplex, higher order theories). Also included are related topics with a "classical basis", such as geometric quantization, integrable systems, symmetries, deformation theory, and geometric mechanics.

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LoC Classification QC173.7.A48 1991
Dewey 530.1/4
Cover Price $87.00
No. of Pages 644
"The AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference in the Mathematical Sciences on Mathematical Aspects of Classical Field Theory was held at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington"--T.p. verso.