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Many-Body Problems and Quantum Field Theory

An Introduction

  • Philippe A. Martin
  • François Rothen

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 3-50
  3. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 51-87
  4. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 89-125
  5. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 127-158
  6. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 159-197
  7. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 199-225
  8. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 227-256
  9. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 257-324
  10. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 325-391
  11. Philippe A. Martin, François Rothen
    Pages 393-422
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 423-438

About this book

Introduction

"Many-Body Problems and Quantum Field Theory" introduces the concepts and methods of the topics on a level suitable for graduate students and researchers. The formalism is developed in close conjunction with the description of a number of physical systems: cohesion and dielectric properties of the electron gas, superconductivity, superfluidity, nuclear matter and nucleon pairing, matter and radiation, interaction of fields by particle exchange and mass generation. 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.

Keywords

Bose Gas Einstein-Bose Condensation Electronic Gas Hartree-Fock Method N-Body Problem Nuclear Structure Perturbative Methods in Field Theory Superconductivite Superfluidity quantum mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Philippe A. Martin
    • 1
  • François Rothen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Complex Matter PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-08490-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05965-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08490-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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