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The universe in a helium droplet

Author: G E Volovik
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England), 117.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The text presents a general overview of analogies between phenomena in condensed matter physics on one hand and quantum field theory and elementary particle physics on the other.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G E Volovik
ISBN: 0198507828 9780198507826
OCLC Number: 59372721
Description: xx, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: GUT and anti-GUT --
Quantum Bose Liquid --
Gravity --
The Einstein theory of gravity --
Vacuum energy and cosmological term --
Microscopic physics of quantum liquids --
Theory of Everything in quantum liquids --
Weakly interacting Bose gas --
From Bose gas to Bose liquid --
Effective theory of superfluidity --
Superfluid vacuum and quasiparticles --
Dynamics of superfluid vacuum --
Normal component--'matter' --
Two-fluid hydrodynamics --
Two-fluid hydrodynamics from Einstein equations --
Energy-momentum tensor for 'matter' --
Local thermal equilibrium --
Global thermodynamic equilibrium --
Advantages and drawbacks of effective theory --
Non-locality in effective theory --
Effective vs microscopic theory --
Superfluidity and universality --
Quantum Fermionic Liquids --
Microscopic physics --
BCS theory --
Vacuum energy of weakly interacting Fermi gas --
Spin-triplet superfluids --
Universality classes of fermionic vacua --
Fermi surface as topological object --
Systems with Fermi points --
Effective quantum electrodynamics in [superscript 3]He-A --
Fermions --
Effective electromagnetic field --
Effective SU(N) gauge fields --
Three levels of phenomenology of superfluid [superscript 3]He --
Ginzburg-Landau level --
London level in [superscript 3]He-A --
Low-temperature relativistic regime --
Parameters of effective theory in London limit --
How to improve quantum liquid --
Momentum space topology of 2+1 systems --
Topological invariant for 2+1 systems --
2+1 systems with non-trivial p-space topology.
Series Title: International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England), 117.
Responsibility: Grigory E. Volovik.
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The book extends the traditionally fruitful transfer of ideas from condensed matter to fundamental theories. Do not be put off by the title: this is a serious contribution. Mathematical Reviews

 
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