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Document Type: | Book |
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ISBN: | 3540000313 9783540000310 |

OCLC Number: | 469692495 |

Notes: | Notes bibliogr. p. [429]-436. Index. |

Description: | XV-439 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. |

Contents: | 1. Introduction.- 2. Quantal Phase Factors for Adiabatic Changes.- 3. Spinning Quantum System in an External Magnetic Field.- 4. Quantal Phases for General Cyclic Evolution.- 5. Fiber Bundles and Gauge Theories.- 6. Mathematical Structure of the Geometric Phase I: The Abelian Phase.- 7. Mathematical Structure of the Geometric Phase II: The Non-Abelian Phase.- 8. A Quantum Physical System in a Quantum Environment - The Gauge Theory of Molecular Physics.- 9. Crossing of Potential Energy Surfaces and the Molecular Aharonov-Bohm Effect.- 10. Experimental Detection of Geometric Phases I: Quantum Systems in Classical Environments.- 11. Experimental Detection of Geometric Phases II: Quantum Systems in Quantum Environments.- 12. Geometric Phase in Condensed Matter I: Bloch Bands.- 13. Geometric Phase in Condensed Matter II: The Quantum Hall Effect.- 14. Geometric Phase in Condensed Matter III: Many-Body Systems.- A. An Elementary Introduction to Manifolds and Lie Groups.- B. A Brief Review of Point Groups of Molecules with Application to Jahn-Teller Systems.- References. |

Series Title: | Texts and monographs in physics |

Responsibility: | A. Bohm ... [et al.]. |

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From the reviews: "[...] the present book is a modern presentation of the subject that takes the rich developments over recent decades, to which the authors contributed significantly, into account. [...] Overall it is a well written book that enjoys its uniqueness as a textbook in its field." (J.Pachos, Contemporary Physics 2004, vol. 45, page 273) "The book is oriented to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and chemistry but the clarity of exposition makes it accessible to much larger audience." (Zentralblatt MATH 2004, vol. 1039, page 54) "The aim of this book is to systematically present the geometric phase, which can be regarded as one of the major discoveries of 20th century physics, in order to help readers to better understand the richness of the quantum world. ... this is a very interesting book, which deserves to be found in any physical library. This is the first book to be dedicated to the geometric phase ... ." (Daniela Dragoman, Optics & Photonics News, Vol. 16 (7-8), July/August, 2005) "The book covers a very wide territory, showing in a convincing way the huge range of applicability of geometric phases. The mathematical treatment is clear and essentially correct ... and thus highlights the effectiveness of geometrical methods in quantum physics. Altogether, we have here a book that fills a conspicuous gap in the literature, and it does it rather well. Thus it can be recommended to physicists and chemists with a taste for new tools, and, of course, for physics departments libraries." (Jean-Pierre Antoine, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (3), 2005) "I am pleased to introduce The Geometrical Phase in Quantum Systems ... which is the first book on this popular research subject in theoretical and experimental physics. ... Undoubtedly, the present book is a modern presentation of the subject that takes the rich developments over recent decades, to which the authors contributed significantly, into account. ... Overall it is a well written book that enjoys its uniqueness as a textbook in its field." (J. Pachos, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 45 (3), 2004) "The exposition is uniform in depth and level and well balanced regarding exposition of mathematical and physical ideas and concepts. ... The book is oriented to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and chemistry but the clarity of exposition makes it accessible to much larger audience. ... being the first comprehensive book on the subject it should be recognized as a quite valuable addition to the Springer Text and Monographs in Physics series in particular and mathematical physics literature in general." (Ivailo Mladenov, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1039 (8), 2004) Read more...

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