Introduction to Many-Body Physics

Author: Piers Coleman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521864887

Category: Science

Page: 810

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Explains the tools and concepts needed for a research-level understanding of the subject, for graduate students in condensed matter physics.
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Introduction to Many-Body Physics

Author: Piers Coleman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316432025

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A modern, graduate-level introduction to many-body physics in condensed matter, this textbook explains the tools and concepts needed for a research-level understanding of the correlated behavior of quantum fluids. Starting with an operator-based introduction to the quantum field theory of many-body physics, this textbook presents the Feynman diagram approach, Green's functions and finite-temperature many-body physics before developing the path integral approach to interacting systems. Special chapters are devoted to the concepts of Fermi liquid theory, broken symmetry, conduction in disordered systems, superconductivity and the physics of local-moment metals. A strong emphasis on concepts and numerous exercises make this an invaluable course book for graduate students in condensed matter physics. It will also interest students in nuclear, atomic and particle physics.
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Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

An Introduction

Author: Henrik Bruus,Karsten Flensberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198566336

Category: Science

Page: 435

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The book is an introduction to quantum field theory applied to condensed matter physics. The topics cover modern applications in electron systems and electronic properties of mesoscopic systems and nanosystems. The textbook is developed for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course with exercises which aim at giving students the ability to confront real problems.
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Fundamentals of Many-body Physics

Principles and Methods

Author: Wolfgang Nolting

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354071930X

Category: Science

Page: 602

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The goal of the present course on “Fundamentals of Theoretical Physics” is to be a direct accompaniment to the lower-division study of physics, and it aims at providing the ph- ical tools in the most straightforward and compact form as needed by the students in order to master theoretically more complex topics and problems in advanced studies and in research. The presentation is thus intentionally designed to be suf?ciently detailed and self-contained – sometimes, admittedly, at the cost of a certain elegance – to permit in- vidual study without reference to the secondary literature. This volume deals with the quantum theory of many-body systems. Building upon a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and of statistical physics, modern techniques for the description of interacting many-particle systems are developed and applied to various real problems, mainly from the area of solid-state physics. A thorough revision should guarantee that the reader can access the relevant research literature without experiencing major problems in terms of the concepts and vocabulary, techniques and deductive methods found there. The world which surrounds us consists of very many particles interacting with one another, and their description requires in principle the solution of a corresponding number ofcoupledquantum-mechanicalequationsofmotion(Schrodinger ̈ equations),which,h- ever, is possible only in exceptional cases in a mathematically strict sense. The concepts of elementary quantum mechanics and quantum statistics are therefore not directly applicable in the form in which we have thus far encountered them. They require an extension and restructuring, which is termed “many-body theory”.
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Introduction to Computational Methods in Many Body Physics

Author: Michael Bonitz,Dirk Semkat

Publisher: Rinton PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 400

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This book is a multi-purpose and "user-friendly" textbook covering both fundamentals (in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics) and numerous applications. The emphasis is on simple derivations of simple results which can be compared with experimental data. The first half of the book covers basic thermodynamics, statistical ensembles, Boltzmann and quantum statistics; and the second half covers magnetism, electrostatic interactions (solutions and plasmas), non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, polymers, superfluidity, renormalization theory, and other specialized topics. This book, while serving well as a reference book for research scientists, is especially suitable as a textbook for a one-year statistical mechanics course for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and material sciences. Alternatively, the first 5 chapters of the book can be used as the textbook for an undergraduate one-semester combined thermodynamics/statistical mechanics course (or statistical thermodynamics).
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Introduction to the Statistical Physics of Integrable Many-body Systems

Author: Ladislav Šamaj,Zoltán Bajnok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107030439

Category: Science

Page: 523

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"Including topics not traditionally covered in the literature, such as (1 + 1)- dimensional quantum field theory and classical two-dimensional Coulomb gases, this book considers a wide range of models and demonstrates a number of situations to which theycan be applied. "--
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A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many-Body Problem

Second Edition

Author: Richard D. Mattuck

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131645

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Superb introduction for nonspecialists covers Feynman diagrams, quasi particles, Fermi systems at finite temperature, superconductivity, vacuum amplitude, Dyson's equation, ladder approximation, and more. "A great delight." — Physics Today. 1974 edition.
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Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems

Author: Alexander L. Fetter,John Dirk Walecka

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613475X

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 8847

Self-contained treatment of nonrelativistic many-particle systems discusses both formalism and applications in terms of ground-state (zero-temperature) formalism, finite-temperature formalism, canonical transformations, and applications to physical systems. 1971 edition.
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The Many-body Problem in Quantum Mechanics

Author: Norman Henry March,W. H. Young,S. Sampanthar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486687544

Category: Science

Page: 459

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Single-volume account of methods used in dealing with the many-body problem and the resulting physics. Single-particle approximations, second quantization, many-body perturbation theory, Fermi fluids, superconductivity, many-boson systems, more. Each chapter contains well-chosen problems. Only prerequisite is basic understanding of elementary quantum mechanics. 1967 edition.
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Many-Particle Physics

Author: Gerald D. Mahan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 147575714X

Category: Science

Page: 785

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The first, second, and third editions of this book seem to occur at ten year intervals. The intent is to keep the book up-to-date. Many-body theory is a field which continually evolves in time. Journals only publish new results, conferences only invite speakers to report new phenomena, and agencies only fund scientists to do new physics. Today's physics is old hat by tomorrow. Students want to learn new material, and textbooks must be modified to keep up with the times. The early chapters in this book teach the techniques of many-body theory. They are largely unchanged in format. The later chapters apply the techniques to specific problems. The third edition increases the number of applications. New sections have been added, while old sections have been modified to include recent applications. The previous editions were set in type using pre-computer technology. No computer file existed of the prior editions. The publisher scanned the second edition and gave me a disk with the contents. This scan recorded the words accurately and scrambled the equations into unintelligible form. So I retyped the equations using LaTeX. Although tedious, it allowed me to correct the infinite numbers of typographical errors in the previous edition. The earlier typesetting methods did not permit such corrections. The entire book was edited sentence-by sentence. Most old sections of the book were shortened by editing sentences and paragraphs.
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Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems

From the Origin of Sound to an Origin of Light and Electrons

Author: Xiao-Gang Wen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198530943

Category: Science

Page: 505

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This book is a pedagogical and systematic introduction to new concepts and quantum field theoretical methods in condensed matter physics, which may have an impact on our understanding of the origin of light, electrons and other elementary particles in the universe. Emphasis is on clear physical principles, while at the same time bringing students to the fore of today's research.
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Condensed Matter Field Theory

Author: Alexander Altland,Ben D. Simons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948513X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Modern experimental developments in condensed matter and ultracold atom physics present formidable challenges to theorists. This book provides a pedagogical introduction to quantum field theory in many-particle physics, emphasizing the applicability of the formalism to concrete problems. This second edition contains two new chapters developing path integral approaches to classical and quantum nonequilibrium phenomena. Other chapters cover a range of topics, from the introduction of many-body techniques and functional integration, to renormalization group methods, the theory of response functions, and topology. Conceptual aspects and formal methodology are emphasized, but the discussion focuses on practical experimental applications drawn largely from condensed matter physics and neighboring fields. Extended and challenging problems with fully worked solutions provide a bridge between formal manipulations and research-oriented thinking. Aimed at elevating graduate students to a level where they can engage in independent research, this book complements graduate level courses on many-particle theory.
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Many-Body Problems and Quantum Field Theory

An Introduction

Author: Philippe-André Martin,Francois Rothen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662084902

Category: Science

Page: 438

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Emphasis is placed on analogies between the various systems rather than on advanced or specialized aspects, with the purpose of illustrating common ideas within different domains of physics. Starting from a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and classical electromagnetism, the exposition is self-contained and explicitly details all steps of the derivations. The new edition features a substantially new treatment of nucleon pairing.
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Introduction to Modern Methods of Quantum Many-body Theory and Their Applications

Author: A. Fabrocini,Stefano Fantoni,Eckhard Krotscheck

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812380692

Category: Science

Page: 413

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The book contains pedagogical articles on the dominant non-stochastic methods of microscopic many-body theories: Density functional theory, coupled cluster theory, and correlated basis functions methods in their widest sense. Further articles introduce students to applications of these methods in front -- line research such as Bose-Einstein condensates, the nuclear many-body problem, and the dynamics of quantum liquids. These keynote articles are supplemented by experimental reviews on intimately connected topics of current relevance. The book addresses the striking lack of pedagogical reference literature in the field that allows researchers to acquire the requisite physical insight and technical skills. The volume should, therefore, not only researchers to acquire the requisite physical insight and technical skills. The volume should, therefore, not only serve as a collection of information relevant to those who attended the school, but it provides be useful reference material to a broad range of theoretical physicists in condensed matter and nuclear theory.
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Feynman Diagram Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics

Author: Radi A. Jishi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107025176

Category: Science

Page: 400

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An introduction to the application of Feynman diagram techniques for researchers and advanced undergraduate students in condensed matter theory and many-body physics.
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A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics

Author: Philip L. Taylor,Philip Liddon Taylor,Olle Heinonen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778275

Category: Science

Page: 414

View: 9178

A self-contained introductory text on the theory underlying the properties of solids and quantum liquids.
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Quantum Many-Body Physics in a Nutshell

Author: Edward Shuryak

Publisher: In a Nutshell

ISBN: 9780691175607

Category: Science

Page: 312

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The ideal textbook for a one-semester introductory course for graduate students or advanced undergraduates This book provides an essential introduction to the physics of quantum many-body systems, which are at the heart of atomic and nuclear physics, condensed matter, and particle physics. Unlike other textbooks on the subject, it covers topics across a broad range of physical fields--phenomena as well as theoretical tools--and does so in a simple and accessible way. Edward Shuryak begins with Feynman diagrams of the quantum and statistical mechanics of a particle; in these applications, the diagrams are easy to calculate and there are no divergencies. He discusses the renormalization group and illustrates its uses, and covers systems such as weakly and strongly coupled Bose and Fermi gases, electron gas, nuclear matter, and quark-gluon plasmas. Phenomena include Bose condensation and superfluidity. Shuryak also looks at Cooper pairing and superconductivity for electrons in metals, liquid 3He, nuclear matter, and quark-gluon plasma. A recurring topic throughout is topological matter, ranging from ensembles of quantized vortices in superfluids and superconductors to ensembles of colored (QCD) monopoles and instantons in the QCD vacuum. Proven in the classroom, Quantum Many-Body Physics in a Nutshell is the ideal textbook for a one-semester introductory course for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. Teaches students how quantum many-body systems work across many fields of physics Uses path integrals from the very beginning Features the easiest introduction to Feynman diagrams available Draws on the most recent findings, including trapped Fermi and Bose atomic gases Guides students from traditional systems, such as electron gas and nuclear matter, to more advanced ones, such as quark-gluon plasma and the QCD vacuum
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Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics

Author: Eduardo Fradkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521764440

Category: Science

Page: 838

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Presenting the physics of the most challenging problems in condensed matter using the conceptual framework of quantum field theory, this book is of great interest to physicists in condensed matter and high energy and string theorists, as well as mathematicians. Revised and updated, this second edition features new chapters on the renormalization group, the Luttinger liquid, gauge theory, topological fluids, topological insulators and quantum entanglement. The book begins with the basic concepts and tools, developing them gradually to bring readers to the issues currently faced at the frontiers of research, such as topological phases of matter, quantum and classical critical phenomena, quantum Hall effects and superconductors. Other topics covered include one-dimensional strongly correlated systems, quantum ordered and disordered phases, topological structures in condensed matter and in field theory and fractional statistics.
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Quantum Physics of Light and Matter

A Modern Introduction to Photons, Atoms and Many-Body Systems

Author: Luca Salasnich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319051792

Category: Science

Page: 195

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The book gives an introduction to the field quantization (second quantization) of light and matter with applications to atomic physics. The first chapter briefly reviews the origins of special relativity and quantum mechanics and the basic notions of quantum information theory and quantum statistical mechanics. The second chapter is devoted to the second quantization of the electromagnetic field, while the third chapter shows the consequences of the light field quantization in the description of electromagnetic transitions. In the fourth chapter it is analyzed the spin of the electron, and in particular its derivation from the Dirac equation, while the fifth chapter investigates the effects of external electric and magnetic fields on the atomic spectra (Stark and Zeeman effects). The sixth chapter describes the properties of systems composed by many interacting identical particles by introducing the Hartree-Fock variational method, the density functional theory and the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Finally, in the seventh chapter it is explained the second quantization of the non-relativistic matter field, i.e. the Schrodinger field, which gives a powerful tool for the investigation of many-body problems and also atomic quantum optics. At the end of each chapter there are several solved problems which can help the students to put into practice the things they learned.
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The Physics of Quantum Fields

Author: Michael Stone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461205077

Category: Science

Page: 271

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A gentle introduction to the physics of quantized fields and many-body physics. Based on courses taught at the University of Illinois, it concentrates on the basic conceptual issues that many students find difficult, and emphasizes the physical and visualizable aspects of the subject. While the text is intended for students with a wide range of interests, many of the examples are drawn from condensed matter physics because of the tangible character of such systems. The first part of the book uses the Hamiltonian operator language of traditional quantum mechanics to treat simple field theories and related topics, while the Feynman path integral is introduced in the second half where it is seen as indispensable for understanding the connection between renormalization and critical as well as non-perturbative phenomena.
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