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Quantum field theory in condensed matter physics

Author: N Nagaosa
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1999.
Series: Texts and monographs in physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an approachable introduction to the important topics and recent developments in the field of condensed matter physics. First, the general language of quantum field theory is developed in a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N Nagaosa
ISBN: 3540655379 9783540655374 3642084850 9783642084850
OCLC Number: 41580557
Notes: Originally published in Japanese by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, Tokyo in 1995.
Description: x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Review of Quantum Mechanics and Basic Principles of Field Theory --
1.1. Single-Particle Quantum Mechanics --
1.2. Many-Particle Quantum Mechanics: Second Quantization --
1.3. The Variation Principle and the Noether Theorem --
1.4. Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field --
2. Quantization with Path Integral Methods --
2.1. Single-Particle Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals --
2.2. The Path Integral for Bosons --
2.3. The Path Integral for Fermions --
2.4. The Path Integral for the Gauge Field --
2.5. The Path Integral for the Spin System --
3. Symmetry Breaking and Phase Transition --
3.1. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking --
3.2. The Goldstone Mode --
3.3. Kosterlitz-Thouless Transition --
3.4. Lattice Gauge Theory and the Confinement Problem --
4. Simple Examples for the Application of Field Theory --
4.1. The RPA Theory of a Coulomb Gas --
4.2. The Bogoliubov Theory of Superfluidity --
5. Problems Related to Superconductivity --
5.1. Superconductivity and Path Integrals --
5.2. Macroscopic Quantum Effects and Dissipation: The Josephson Junction --
5.3. The Superconductor-Insulator Phase Transition in Two Dimensions and the Quantum Vortices --
6. Quantum Hall Liquid and the Chern-Simons Gauge Field --
6.1. Two-Dimensional Electron System --
6.2. Effective Theory of a Quantum Hall Liquid --
6.3. The Derivation of the Laughlin Wave Function --
A. Fourier Transformation --
B. Functionals and the Variation Principle --
C. Quantum Statistical Mechanics.
Series Title: Texts and monographs in physics.
Responsibility: Naoto Nagaosa ; translated by Stefan Heusler.
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