It could not have been done with index-free notation, because none was available for this superalgebra at the time, and probably still isn’t. So, the rest of this posting is no longer a review of the book, it’s now about the very different topic of what I think about this material, nothing to do with Susskind’s valuable and different approach. who have trouble following what’s going on in their textbooks or course due to not enough detail or motivation. It’s quite a journey, and along the way this reader was very gently led through all the necessary background (special relativity, space-time, scalar invariants, tensors, extension of Euler-Lagrange to fields, and more) until the exhilarating moment of seeing Maxwell’s equations fall out from the the equations. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. In this course, we will take a close look at the special theory of relativity … Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2019. This semester I’m teaching a graduate level course on geometry, and by chance the past week have been discussing exactly some of the same material about tensor fields that Susskind covers. Robert Crease has a detailed and very positive review in Nature which does a good job of explaining what’s in the book and which I’d mostly agree with. Its very good. methods of classical relativistic eld theory. But the book I have should tell us the basics of special relativity and field theory. Dirac equation is as classical as the Klein-Gordon equation, as long as you understand them as equations for fields, as opposed to relativistic QM. I’ve been a daily reader of your blog for about 8-10 years, or whenever it started, since after reading your book. Basic Books; Illustrated edition (September 26, 2017). What you fundamentally need is mainly that objects are described by a (conserved in the absence of forces) energy-momentum p, which satisfies p2= -m2, with Lorentz transformations taking one such p to another. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Though both are associated in some way with string theory, both are excellent speakers. $5.00 extra savings coupon applied at checkout. (I am not happy that a Czech blogger, whose lengthy explanations I often like, is so prone to personalizing his criticisms. As to so-called Abstract Index Notation. A good example is cases in GR where you find solutions with singularities, need to realize these are not physical singularities, but coordinate singularities.”. "A true masterpiece that will stand the test of time. Please try again. First of all, it gives formulas for how electromagnetic objects, in particular the electric and magnetic fields, are altered under a Lorentz transformation from one inertial frame of reference to another. Learned GR the classical way, from Rindler. II. Parentheses are not displayed either making the equations very difficult to decipher. I’ve not found a usable intro to that stuff. Perhaps even worse than one might think, since when I first read it Styx was a big band. I think that most physicists writing indices have a geometrical object in mind. This has led physicists to consider electromagnetic fields to be a physical entity, making the field concept a supporting paradigm of the edifice of modern physics. The tensor notation that is introduced and used to condense both Maxwell’s equations and those of Special Relativity helps provide a smoother connection to a future volume discussing General Relativity. The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. I do think a course at a bit lower level, more aimed at physicists, would be a good idea, and is not something that is so common, maybe some day I’ll try and teach one. Indeed, his theory emerges from Einstein’s in the limit c → ∞, i.e. Shame because the author's style is very readable. The perspective is quite different, starting with trying to explain a coordinate-invariant point of view on what these things are, only then getting to the formalism Susskind discusses. The geometrical meaning of E(3|8)-invariant supergeometry might not be clear, but it was still possible to figure out the analogues of the exterior derivative using index notation. Notes for Classical Field Theory Section 2: Special relativity called a boost in the x-direction. The rst aim of these notes is to arrive at a Lorentz covariant formulation of special relativity and the laws of classical phyics (primarily mechanics and electrodynamics or Maxwell theory) in terms of what are known as Lorentz tensors. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. On Special relativity and Classical Field Theory The theoretical minimum Updated 2020-11-15 , up to Lecture 5.5. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + $14.08 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Poland. Welcome to our new lecture and the accompanying tutorial on the Theory of Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory. The geometrical meaning can be understood in both cases, but index-free notation requires that somebody has already worked out the right operators like d and *. Please try again. Often you need to pick a well-chosen set of coordinates and calculate using those. Concerning the index free notation. I don’t think either has given up on string theory, just that their interests seem to be in other areas. Kac and Rudakov had described the homomorphisms for E(3,6) but had not yet published the result for E(3,8) when I worked it out. Author: Joel Franklin Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 113948902X Size: 28.71 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 3634 Get Books Aimed at advanced undergraduates with background knowledge of classical mechanics and electricity and magnetism, this textbook presents both the particle dynamics relevant to general relativity, and the field dynamics necessary to understand the theory. The first book set up a lot of the mathematical machinery used here, namely the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian along with conservation laws and symmetries. This should be very helpful for students (perhaps the majority?) Do Particle Physicists Continue to Make Empty Promises. Although index-free thinking is more geometric I think both skill sets are useful, otherwise physics written in index notation would not be accessible; I also think it shouldn’t be forgotten that this route requires a serious investment of effort (the tangent bundle at a point p is the set of all derivations at that point!) (I could add that both are speaking a lot about things that are not directly associated with string theory. MIT open course ware, has a complete course on Quantum physics complete with lecture videos assignments and exams. Unable to add item to List. Usually, if you want a thorough geometric approach to SR, EM and beyond, the main reference is the MTW book. Special Relativity and Electrodynamics (Spring 2012, Standard Univ.). The material is based upon lecture notes for a course I teach from time to time at Utah State University on Classical Field Theory. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. While one can criticize string theory, it seems to have directly or tangentially led to some interesting other theories and some new math. Please try again. When last in Paris I noticed that there’s now a French version of these two books (with a blurb from me for the quantum mechanics one). Leonard Susskind's lecture series is one of the best lectures delivered on Special Theory of Relativity and Classical Field Theory. It is usually attributed to R.Penrose. If you're intrepid enough...you'll emerge with a much deeper appreciation for the true meaning of Einstein's relativity, Maxwell's equations and many other aspects of fundamental physics. It’s entitled Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory, and is in much the same successful style as the first two books. Classical Field Theory 11 A. This covers special relativity and classical field theory. I can’t find a link, but there was a limerick circulating in the 50s, titled “LPE to DSC.” It began “A connection is simply outre when expressed in an intrinsic way.” The response, “DSC to LPE,” ended “The devil take you and Christoffel.”. For example, books such as M.Y. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Does Susskind derive EM as a gauge theory? You are not eligible for this coupon. the nice book of Wald). the limit c → ∞ ⇒ 1/c → 0 special relativity reduces to Newton’s non-relativistic classical mechanics. I’ve been generally skeptical of string theory for a very long time, maybe 30 years or more. Let me disagree about index-free notation being simpler than tensor calculus. a volume, symplectic, or contact form, the relevant group preserves these structures (the algebras S_n, H_n, K_n in Sophus Lie’s notation), and there are new homomorphisms, “exterior derivatives”, which only need to intertwine with the relevant subalgebra of W_n. Indeed, his theory emerges from Einstein’s in the limit c → ∞, i.e. Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2018. Moreover, finding the right definitions usually involves index manipulation. This book presents everything in a very lucid way and tries to describe every topic as a story. And of course calculus itself was once only for the cognoscenti whereas every schoolboy knows about it. There exists a combination of both methods, called the abstract index notation (see e.g. Secondly, it sheds light on the relationship between electricity and magnetism, showing that … The special theory of relativity was a first step for Einstein. 2. Much of what is covered is clearly overkill if you just want to understand E and M, but undoubtedly is motivated by his desire to go on to general relativity in the next volume in this series. Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum - Kindle edition by Susskind, Leonard, Friedman, Art. We deal with the structure of space-time, learn to handle the covariant representation, and we will study relativistic mechanics and simple classical field theories, focussing especially on electrodynamics. Lectures in the remaining three courses, on the subjects of: General relativity. The fact that special relativity replaced non-relativistic classical mechanics doesnot mean that Newton was wrong. I first learnt about general relativity from Gerochs semi-popular book General Relativity from A to B just before I left for university (to study mathematics); it’s a wonderful book that uses just basic arithmetic to get to the essence of the subject. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 5, 2019. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum Just started (probably won’t finish). Classical Field Theory Professor Susskind moves on from relativity to introduce classical field theory. It’s unfortunate that many if not most of those who study this material in physics don’t ever get exposed to this point of view. Maybe some day someone, inspired by Susskind’s project, might try to do something at a similar level, but from a more geometric point of view. Very Special Relativity by Sander Bais gives a good geometric introduction to SR for interested laymen. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The basic concept of the book is to cover special relativity and electromagnetism together, getting to the point of understanding the behavior of electric and magnetic fields under Lorentz transformations, and the Lorentz invariance properties of Maxwell’s equation. In this day of rampant viruses, you should not have to surf the web to find solved problems. Along the way, there’s quite a lot of the usual sort of discussion of special relativity in terms of understanding what happens as you change reference frame, a lot of detailed working out of gymnastics with tensors, and some discussion in the Lagrangian language of the Klein-Gordon equation as a simpler case of a (classical) relativistic field theory than the Maxwell theory. If you are interested in manifolds with some extra structure, e.g. Besides gaining some physical insights and learning about elegant mathematical approaches, this helps set the stage for particle physics and quantum field theory. He does use gauge symmetry for the coupling of EM to matter, although for particles coupled to EM (gauge potential changes the action for a particle trajectory). Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2018. We deal with the structure of space-time, learn to handle the covariant representation, and we will study relativistic mechanics and simple classical field theories, focussing especially on electrodynamics. On the tensor index issue, I remember my professor for tensor calculus + calculus of variations (taught out of the engineering department for the engineering majors, not the math department) extolling the geometric interpretation for many problems – grads, divs, and curls instead of index gymnastics – at least until you have to calculate. It took me some time to learn, for example, that bundle and sheaf methods were, roughly speaking, dual to each other. Its clear to me after 40 years of seeing things like this piece by Woit that the problem Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman is Science & Nature In the first two books in his wildly popular The Theoretical Minimum series, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical specific mathematical meanings of course, not say “manifold” as its ordinary one.) By the time I finished the book --like a smooth ride to a mountaintop --- I realized I had learned a great deal and was now ready to tackle those more advanced texts again. Note that the most general proper Lorentz transformation can be written as a product of a 3-rotation to align the new x-axis with the direction of motion, a boost along the new x-direction with velocity vand a second 3-space rotation. Fringe benefit of this top-down approach to EM: you are not shocked by the Aharanov-Bohm effect. more definitions are needed. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. Scalar elds, spinor elds, gauge elds, and gravitational elds are treated. Differential forms are wonderful, but I didn’t see them until I was a grad student in math. Btw, coupling EM to matter vis gauge symmetry is an entirely classical concept, i.e. *”bit” = small sample size, not low success rate. Crucially, the electrodynamic Lagrangian must now also satisfy Lorentz invariance, as well as gauge invariance. I can’t help thinking that, with all the effort Susskind (and pretty much every other physics textbook…) devotes to endless gymnastics with tensors in coordinates, they could instead be providing an understanding of the geometry behind this story. Another interesting book on special relativity is Special Relativity in General Frames: From Particles to Astrophysics (Graduate Texts in Physics) – Eric Gourgoulhon, which doesn’t just focus on inertial observers, and treats things like the Thomas precession, and Sagnac effect in an easy manner. Note that the most general proper Lorentz transformation can be written as a product of a 3-rotation to align the new x-axis with the direction of motion, a boost along the new x-direction with velocity vand a second 3-space rotation. Thomas Larsson, Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. But that’s not this course. Professor Susskind moves on from relativity to introduce classical field theory. Core Course 3: Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory. It leads you in bite-size chunks through the proper maths of the subject that I've always been frustrated that is missing from other "pop-science" books. Cosmology. before “just using the math” for the physics. Starting in their new watering hole, Hermann's Hideaway, with a lesson on relativity, Art and Lenny walk us through the … The climax of this book is the derivation of the laws of electrodynamics from the action principle. If you are interested in this learning this material and do not have that background I would suggest Fleish's "A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors, Fleish's "A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations", Fleisch's and Kinnaman's "A Student's Guide to Waves".All three books have multiple solved problems on the publisher's website that should give you the background to make this book an easier read.. Bernacchi's "Tensors Made Easy", has had mixed reviews but I found the solved problems very useful. Easy to follow logical narrative completely ruined by poor formatting of the equations where they form part of the text. Notes for Classical Field Theory Section 2: Special relativity called a boost in the x-direction. shows what I’m covering and give reading suggestions. My point is that it is worthwhile to understand the geometrical, coordinate independent, significance of the objects one is calculating with. Some fifteen years ago I was briefly interested in the exceptional Lie superalgebras E(3,6) and E(3,8), because there is a correspondance between these superalgebras and SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1). Something went wrong. The discussion of magnetic monopoles at the end of the book is well worth reading. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Susskind is a master at bringing his readers along on the journey, strengthening your math and physics skills along the way. In any case, as a student who has been following your blog for the last 3 years, I’d love it if you sometime wrote just a couple of short articles on what you mean (books can come later :). If you do not have the background it may be very frustrating. ), I’ve had a bit of success* teaching SR to undergrads using Chapter 6 of Barrett O’Neill’s wonderful book “Semi-Riemannian Geometry with Applications to Relativity.” The earlier chapters do exactly what you’re asking with tensors (and differential geometry), and chapter 6 is a really lovely geometric discussion of SR. (I also want to check out Gregory Naber’s book, “The Geometry of Minkowski Spacetime.” I know from other books that he’s a wonderful writer, but I haven’t had the chance to read this one yet.). What I see as a magnetic field, someone else will see as an electric field. I’m not claiming that index-free notation is always the best way to calculate things. scalar fields, vector fields, tensor fields, spinor fields, twistor fields etc. They are two different things. Lessons of special relativity 10 III. Keep in mind that the lectures in that course are mostly the usual material and just about every math department has a similar course (with likely a more industrious and more talented lecturer…). Thinking in geometrical terms, the vector potential and field strength have relatively simple interpretations, and using differential forms the equations needed for the part of E and M Susskind covers are pretty much just: Similarly, for the special relativity material, there’s a danger of the basic simplicity of the story getting lost in calculations of how things appear in coordinates with respect to different reference frames. Besides non-traditional students in a course of self-study, the book may be quite useful for conventional students as a supplement to their textbook. There are a lots of other things you find out about on the way. One needs at least a couple of years of digesting the math at a pliable age It’s only when I came across Lees book on smooth & topological manifolds that some light dawned. I learned the index notation first, from a physicist, as an undergrad, and I had no idea what in heck he was talking about. Welcome. In the end you risk being swamped by definitions instead of indices, which does not seem like such a great advantage to me. I love how this book doesn't shy away from equations (whereas usually popular science books do). Overall this is an opportunity to see how a modern physicist thinks about classical field theory and relativity. No tensors there… But it’s just SR, no electromagnetism etc. I am an amateur reading the book "The Theoretical Minimum: Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory" by Leonard Susskind. Still, I follow it. In contrast, tensor calculus can be applied also in unchartered territory. This is all explained in detail in volume one of Penrose/Rindler. To enjoy this book a basic foundation is required in partial differential equations, wave theory, tensors, and Maxwell's equations. They go along with a video course Dr. Susskind teaches. ), Iroinically, two of my favorite physicists currently speaking are Leonard Susskind and Nima Arkani-Hamed. This is obviously a small audience. Han’s “From Photons to Light” use this formulation of E&M as a starting point. After all, special relativity is (regardless of what you may have been taught) not funda- http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/geometry2017/ Susskind's presentation of basic tensor math is way too brief. Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017. Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory, detailed and very positive review in Nature, http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/geometry2017/, Various Links, String Theory now Untethered. It ties together electromagnetism, special relativity, and tensor math. This is a great idea, since there is not much else of this kind, while lots of people inspired by a popular book could use something more serious to start learning what is really going on. This book is nothing short of amazing; Susskind manages to explain a complicated topic in an accessible way, and I enjoyed every page. The first chapter is a review of special relativity and basic tensor algebra, including a brief discussion of classical field theory. Here they are explained masterfully, with insight and wit. Took classes from Jim Hartle and Douglas Scalapino at UCSB, but am by no means a graduate-level physicist! Perhaps of interest for index free definitions (Thorne & Blandford, Modern Classical Physics), http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s10157.pdf. In 1905, while only twenty-six years old, Albert Einstein published "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" and effectively extended classical laws of relativity to all laws of physics, even electrodynamics. There are a lot of good textbooks on the subject at this level. Feynman’s “Six Not-So-Easy Pieces” is mostly about Special Relativity and I liked it, but I’m looking forward to this new book too; I’ve enjoyed the other two. We have several times taken passing notice of what appeared to be a natural “relativistic predisposition” of classical field theory—of field theories in general. But actually one can find it already in Laugwitz, Math.Zeitschr. Lessons of special relativity 10 III. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2020. Learning the geometric interpretation (from O’Neill, in my own case) brought clarity where there had been only mystification. What I see as a magnetic field, someone else will see as an electric field. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The theory of special relativity plays an important role in the modern theory of classical electromagnetism.First of all, it gives formulas for how electromagnetic objects, in particular the electric and magnetic fields, are altered under a Lorentz transformation from one inertial frame of reference to another. Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman is Science & Nature In the first two books in his wildly popular The Theoretical Minimum series, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical This series is not written as textbooks. On the other hand, not all geometric objects are antisymmetric, that is, are forms. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Using their typical brand of relatively simple maths, enlightening sketches and the same fictional counterparts, Art and Lenny, Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory takes us on an enlightening journey through a world now governed by the laws of special relativity. I’d also second Ambrogionis suggestion on Baezs ‘Gauge fields, knots and gravity’ as a beautifully written introductory book to differential forms in physics. It is the last "classical" field theory in the sense that "classical" can mean "non-quantum." The wider principle is that things are described by solutions to wave equations, with special relativity saying that the Lorentz group takes solutions to solutions. It is (IMHO) very accessible and very geometrical introduction to Special Relativity for non-scientists. The most commonly studied classical field is the electromagnetic field; however, we will start with a less complex field - one in which the field values only depends on time - not on any spatial dimensions. Taught by Professor Leonard Susskind, this course takes a close look at the special theory of relativity and also at classical field theory. Book versions of some of the courses have now appeared, first one (in collaboration with George Hrabovsky) about classical mechanics, then one (with Art Friedman) about quantum mechanics. The rst aim of these notes is to arrive at a Lorentz covariant formulation of special relativity and the laws of classical phyics (primarily mechanics and electrodynamics or Maxwell theory) in terms of what are known as Lorentz tensors. I can’t understand a word of them (with the words meaning their There are a lots of other things you find out about on the way. If one uses Penrose’s abstract indices, indices are merely labels that indicate tensor type and symmetry (it works for spinors too), and their use requires no choice of coordinates/frames. One of the most annoying things someone can do while reviewing a book is to start going on about their own different take on the material, criticizing the author for not writing a very different book. Special relativity is limited to objects that are moving with respect to inertial frames of reference—i.e., in a state of uniform motion with respect to one another such that one cannot, by purely mechanical experiments, distinguish one from the other. The point is that this was done using techniques from tensor calculus (and I proud myself of being good at index gymnastics). I’ve not seen the videos though. This version, 1.2, is … Classical Field Theory Gleb Arutyunovay ... Einstein theory of General Relativity. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. if A is an antisymmetric tensor field, so is dA). ", "Thrilling...Susskind's approach is to subject the novice to a historical mathematical boot camp to make the path seem natural, and ultimately easier...At once witty and insightful. I don’t think it’s beyond the bounds of the possible to teach differential forms in high school if the right approach was taken – a practical approach; after all, in the UK, advanced students learn about the cross product in vector geometry, it’s only later that I realised it was the Lie algebra of SO(3)! classical field theory. undergraduates. Sure, you can eliminate a few indices, but OTOH you must add definitions (of d and *), and if you want to express more complicated things (upper and lower indices, symmetrized or anti-symmetrized, etc.) I’d like to believe that such a very different course and very different book would be possible, quite possibly am very wrong (I’ve never taught special relativity to anyone). RELATIVISTIC FIELD THEORY Introduction. If you have tackled graduate level physics texts and found yourself thinking "I really need to shore up the foundations of my understanding before pushing further", the Theoretical Minimum series by Susskind and co-authors is a great place to begin. The next two chapters introduce manifolds and curvature in some detail; some motivational physics is included, but building a mathematical framework is the primary goal. 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