Isham, C. J.
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Works:  33 works in 226 publications in 3 languages and 4,023 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings History 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other 
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C. J Isham
 Oral history interview with Christopher Isham by C. J Isham( )
Most widely held works by
C. J Isham
Modern differential geometry for physicists by
C. J Isham(
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53 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These notes are the content of an introductory course on modern, coordinatefree differential geometry which is taken by the firstyear theoretical physics PhD students, or by students attending the oneyear MSc course "Fundamental Fields and Forces" at Imperial College. The book is concerned entirely with mathematics proper, although the emphasis and detailed topics have been chosen with an eye to the way in which differential geometry is applied these days to modern theoretical physics. This includes not only the traditional area of general relativity but also the theory of YangMills fields, nonlinear sigmamodels and other types of nonlinear field systems that feature in modern quantum field theory. This volume is in three parts dealing with, respectively, (i) introductory coordinatefree differential geometry, (ii) geometrical aspects of the theory of Lie groups and Lie group actions on manifolds, (iii) introduction to the theory of fibre bundles. In the first part of the book the author has laid considerable stress on the basic ideas of "tangent space structure" which he develops from several different points of view: some geometrical, and others more algebraic. This is done with the awareness of the difficulty which physics graduate students often experience when being exposed for the first time to the rather abstract ideas of differential geometry
53 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These notes are the content of an introductory course on modern, coordinatefree differential geometry which is taken by the firstyear theoretical physics PhD students, or by students attending the oneyear MSc course "Fundamental Fields and Forces" at Imperial College. The book is concerned entirely with mathematics proper, although the emphasis and detailed topics have been chosen with an eye to the way in which differential geometry is applied these days to modern theoretical physics. This includes not only the traditional area of general relativity but also the theory of YangMills fields, nonlinear sigmamodels and other types of nonlinear field systems that feature in modern quantum field theory. This volume is in three parts dealing with, respectively, (i) introductory coordinatefree differential geometry, (ii) geometrical aspects of the theory of Lie groups and Lie group actions on manifolds, (iii) introduction to the theory of fibre bundles. In the first part of the book the author has laid considerable stress on the basic ideas of "tangent space structure" which he develops from several different points of view: some geometrical, and others more algebraic. This is done with the awareness of the difficulty which physics graduate students often experience when being exposed for the first time to the rather abstract ideas of differential geometry
Lectures on quantum theory : mathematical and structural foundations by
C. J Isham(
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42 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
42 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum cosmology and the laws of nature : scientific perspectives on divine action by
Robert J Russell(
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24 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum concepts in space and time(
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14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum structure of space and time : proceedings of the Nuffield Workshop, Imperial College, London, 321 August, 1981 by Nuffield Workshop(
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13 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum gravity 2 : a second Oxford symposium(
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10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on groups and vector spaces for physicists by
C. J Isham(
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14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These notes are the contents of a lecture course given to third year physics undergraduates at the Imperial College who are taking the theoretical physics option. The subject of "Algebra and Groups" is of considerable importance in a number of branches of modern theoretical physics, and therefore one major objective of the course is to introduce the students to the basic ideas on the subject, bearing in mind the potential applications to quantum theory. However, another equally important aim of the course is to introduce the student to the art of genuine "mathematical" thinking. The notes are therefore written in a more precise mathematical style than is usually the case in courses aimed at physics students. Quite apart from the general educational value of such an exposure to abstract thinking, it is also the case that much modern theoretical physics draws on sophisticated ideas from pure mathematics and therefore it is most important that a perspective graduate student can approach these subjects without experiencing a total culture shock! The course is divided into three parts. The first is a short introduction to general group theory, with particular emphasis being placed on the matrix Lie groups that play such a crucial role in modern theoretical physics. The second part deals with the theory of vector spaces, with particular attention being paid to the theory of Hilbert spaces and the basic analytical techniques that are needed to handle the infinite dimensional situation. The final part of the course is a short introduction to the theory of group representations and the associated theory of characters
14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These notes are the contents of a lecture course given to third year physics undergraduates at the Imperial College who are taking the theoretical physics option. The subject of "Algebra and Groups" is of considerable importance in a number of branches of modern theoretical physics, and therefore one major objective of the course is to introduce the students to the basic ideas on the subject, bearing in mind the potential applications to quantum theory. However, another equally important aim of the course is to introduce the student to the art of genuine "mathematical" thinking. The notes are therefore written in a more precise mathematical style than is usually the case in courses aimed at physics students. Quite apart from the general educational value of such an exposure to abstract thinking, it is also the case that much modern theoretical physics draws on sophisticated ideas from pure mathematics and therefore it is most important that a perspective graduate student can approach these subjects without experiencing a total culture shock! The course is divided into three parts. The first is a short introduction to general group theory, with particular emphasis being placed on the matrix Lie groups that play such a crucial role in modern theoretical physics. The second part deals with the theory of vector spaces, with particular attention being paid to the theory of Hilbert spaces and the basic analytical techniques that are needed to handle the infinite dimensional situation. The final part of the course is a short introduction to the theory of group representations and the associated theory of characters
Quantum field theory and quantum statistics : essays in honour of the sixtieth birthday of E.S. Fradkin(
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18 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum gravity. graph. Darst.(
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2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum gravity. graph. Darst.(
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3 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ryōshiron : Sono sūgaku oyobi kōzō no kiso(
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2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken chiral and conformal symmetry in an effective Langrangian formalism by
C. J Isham(
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2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An fg version of the SL(6,C) gauge theory by
C. J Isham(
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2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spontaneous breakdown of conformal symmetry by
C. J Isham(
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2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilson operator products in nonlinearly realized theories by
C. J Isham(
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2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nonlinear group actions in particle physics by
C. J Isham(
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2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is quantum gravity ambiguityfree? by
C. J Isham(
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2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Infinity suppression in gravitymodified quantum electrodynamics  II by
C. J Isham(
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2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spacetime symmetries by
C. J Isham(
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1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Modern Differential Geometry For Physicists (2nd Edition) by
C. J Isham(
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1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Cosmogony Cosmology Fradkin, E. S.(Efim Samoĭlovich), General relativity (Physics) Geometry, Differential Gravitation Group theory Imperial College of Science and Technology Mathematical physics Quantum field theory Quantum gravity Quantum theory Quantum theoryMathematics Religion and science Salam, Abdus, Space and time Supergravity Vector spaces
Alternative Names
Christopher Isham britischer Physiker
Christopher Isham Brits natuurkundige
Christopher Isham físico británico
Christopher Isham physicien britannique
Isham, C. J.
Isham Chris
Isham, Chris 1944
Isham, Chris J.
Isham, Chris J. 1945
Isham Chris John
Isham, Christopher
Isham, Christopher John 1944
Isham, Christopher John 1945
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