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Symmetry breaking

Author: F Strocchi
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Lecture notes in physics, 732.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A primer on rigorous aspects of symmetry breaking. It presents a detailed discussion of the mechanism of symmetry breaking in classical field theory in relation with the Noether theorem. It explains  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Strocchi, F.
Symmetry breaking.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2008
(DLC) 2007931621
(OCoLC)183531756
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Strocchi
ISBN: 9783540735939 3540735933 9783540735922 3540735925
OCLC Number: 191453889
Description: 1 online resource (x, 216 p.) : ill.
Contents: Symmetry Breaking in Classical Systems.- Symmetries of a Classical System.- Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking.- Symmetries in Classical Field Theory.- General Properties of Solutions of Classical Field Equations.- Stable Structures, Hilbert Sectors, Phases.- Stability under Space Translations. Positive Energy.- Noether Theorem and Symmetry Breaking.- Examples.- The Goldstone Theorem.- Symmetry Breaking in Quantum Systems.- Quantum Mechanics. Algebraic Structure and States.- Fock Representation.- Non-Fock Representations.- Mathematical Description of Infinitely Extended Quantum Systems.- Physically Relevant Representations.- Cluster Property and Pure Phases.- Examples.- Symmetry Breaking in Quantum Systems.- Examples.- Constructive Symmetry Breaking.- Symmetry Breaking in the Ising Model.- Thermal States.- Fermi and Bose Gas at Non-zero Temperature.- Quantum Fields at Non-zero Temperature.- Breaking of Continuous Symmetries. Goldstone's Theorem.- The Goldstone Theorem at Non-zero Temperature.- The Goldstone Theorem for Relativistic Local Fields.- An Extension of Goldstone Theorem to Non-symmetric Hamiltonians.- Symmetry Breaking in Gauge Theories.- Erratum.- Erratum.
Series Title: Lecture notes in physics, 732.
Responsibility: F. Strocchi.
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