A Primer on Quantum Fluids

  • Carlo Barenghi
  • Nick G. Parker

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Carlo F. Barenghi, Nick G. Parker
    Pages 1-8
  3. Carlo F. Barenghi, Nick G. Parker
    Pages 9-31
  4. Carlo F. Barenghi, Nick G. Parker
    Pages 33-52
  5. Carlo F. Barenghi, Nick G. Parker
    Pages 53-78
  6. Carlo F. Barenghi, Nick G. Parker
    Pages 79-110
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 111-119

About this book


The aim of this primer is to cover the essential theoretical information, quickly and concisely, in order to enable senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students to tackle projects in topical research areas of quantum fluids, for example, solitons, vortices and collective modes.

The selection of the material, both regarding the content and level of presentation, draws on the authors analysis of the success of relevant research projects with newcomers to the field, as well as of the students feedback from many taught and self-study courses on the subject matter.

Starting with a brief historical overview, this text covers particle statistics, weakly interacting condensates and their dynamics and finally superfluid helium and quantum turbulence. 

At the end of each chapter (apart from the first) there are some exercises. Detailed solutions can be made available to instructors upon request to the authors. 


Bose Einstein condensation in dilute gases Interacting Condensates Pitaevskii Equation Quantum Fluids Textbook Soliton and Vortex Solutions of the Gross- Superfluidity Primer Ultracold Atomic BECs

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo Barenghi
    • 1
  • Nick G. Parker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon Tyne Dept. Mathematics & StatisticsNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and StatisticsJQC Durham-Newcastle JQC Durham-NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

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