Maxwell's Equations.- Symmetries and Covariance of the Maxwell Equations.- Maxwell Theory as a Classical Field Theory.- Simple Applications of Maxwell Theory.- Local Gauge Theories.- Classical Field Theory of Gravitation.- Bibliography.- Some Historical Remarks.- Exercises.- Selected Solutions of the Exercises.
Florian A. Scheck, professor emeritus at University of Mainz, Germany. Born in 1936, diploma degree 1962 , Ph.D. (Dr. rer.nat) 1964, both at U. Freiburg, Germany. Habilitation at U. Heidelberg 1968. Guest scientist at the Weizmann Instituteof Science, Rehovoth, (1964 - 1966), research assistant U. Heidelberg, (1966 - 1968), research fellow at CERN, Geneva, (1968 - 1970), head of theory groupSIN/PSI, lecturer and titular professor at ETH Zurich (1970 - 1976). Professor of theoretical Physics U. Mainz (1976 - 2005). Numerous visits as guest scientist or guest professor, Helsinki, Montpellier, Marseille, San Jose (Costa Rica), Bogota (Columbia).