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Leonard Gamberg - Professor of Physics, Penn State Berks

Book Title: The Classical Theory of Fields

Author: Lev Davidovich Landau and Evgeny Mikhailovich Lifshitz

Book Description:

One of the great texts in theoretical physics. Though the subject is classical field theory, the generality of approach, relying on fundamental gauge and Poincare symmetries and the action principle, to develop the Lagrangian for any classical field theory (i.e. electromagnetism and gravity), is unique in its power and simplicity. The approach applies equally well for studying quantum field theory. Landau's approach to theoretical physics which is reflected in this book, surely influenced my desire to pursue a career in theoretical physics.


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