Green’s Functions in Quantum Physics

  • Eleftherios N. Economou

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Green’s Functions in Mathematical Physics

  3. Green’s Functions in One-Body Quantum Problems

  4. Green’s Functions in Many-Body Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Pages 249-262
    3. Pages 309-335
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 337-477

About this book


The main part of this book is devoted to the simplest kind of Green's functions, namely the solutions of linear differential equations with a -function source. It is shown that these familiar Green's functions are a powerful tool for obtaining relatively simple and general solutions of basic problems such as scattering and bound-level information. The bound-level treatment gives a clear physical understanding of "difficult" questions such as superconductivity, the Kondo effect, and, to a lesser degree, disorder-induced localization. The more advanced subject of many-body Green's functions is presented in the last part of the book.


Condensed Matter Physics (Solid-State Physics) Functions Greensche Funktion Helmholtz equation Mathematical Physics (Quantum Mechanics) Physics Quantenmechanik Second quantization mathematical physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Eleftherios N. Economou
    • 1
  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklion, CreteGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-28838-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-28841-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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