Mathematical Physics 2000
From Book News, Inc. Despite cynics who assert that mathematical physics is neither math nor physics, many exciting advances in mathematics owe their origin to mathematical physics; e.g. superstring theory has led to breakthroughs in geometry. In this millennial look back and forward at the dynamic field of mathematical physics, leading contributors to 17 articles provide a sampling of the diversity of the discipline and share their personal views on what the modern field should be, questions in quantum physics, and supersymmetry. Other topics include the "gentle revolution" of gauge theory, Schrodinger operators in the 21st century, and the classical three-body problem. The editors are at Imperial College. Lacks an index.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis In this text, leading physicists provide their views on their subjects and on the wider field of mathematical physics. The topics covered range widely over the whole field, from quantum field theory to turbulence, from the classical three-body problem to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.