Item description for Fundamental Forces of Nature: The Story of Gauge Fields by Kerson Huang...
Gauge fields are the messengers carrying signals between elementary particles, enabling them to interact with each other. Originating at the level of quarks, these basic interactions percolate upwards, through nuclear and atomic physics, through chemical and solid state physics, to make our everyday world go round. This book tells the story of gauge fields, from Maxwell's 1860 theory of electromagnetism to the 1954 theory of Yang and Mills that underlies the Standard Model of elementary particle theory. In the course of the narration, the author introduces people and events in experimental and theoretical physics that contribute to ideas that have shaped our conception of the physical world.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2007
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812706453 ISBN13 9789812706454
Availability 0 units.
More About Kerson Huang
Kerson Huang, Ph.D., grew up in Canton, China and is currently a professor of physics at MIT. He and his wife Rosemary have consulted the I Ching regularly and pursued their translation through years of research.
Kerson Huang was born in 1928 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Techn.
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Excellent Popular Treatment of Gauge Fields Aug 9, 2008
This book is an excellent review of gauge fields. The scope is from Maxwell to renormalization groups, with an epilogue that diagrammatically sums up the last few chapters. The book is a popularization, not a text book. It is comparable to Zee's "Fearful Symmetry". If you don't know what gauge fields, QED and QCD are about, this is probably not the place to start. But if you'd like a very readable overview, with equations, but without problems, I recommend this one highly.