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Quantum statistical field theory : An introduction to Schwinger's variational method with Green's function nanoapplications, graphene and superconductivity

Author: Norman J M Horing
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: International series of monographs on physics, 166.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The methods of coupled quantum field theory, which have played a major role in the extensive development of nonrelativistic quantum many-particle theory and condensed matter physics, are at the core  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman J M Horing
ISBN: 0198791941 9780198791942
OCLC Number: 1002912136
Description: xv, 434 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dirac notation and transformation theory --
Identical particles and second quantization: occupation number representation --
Q.M. pictures; Heisenberg equation; linear response; superoperators and non-Markovian equations --
Schwinger action principle and variational calculus --
Retarded Green's functions --
Quantum mechanical ensemble averages and statistical thermodynamics --
Thermodynamic Green's functions and spectral structure --
Equations of motion with particle-particle interactions and approximations --
Non-equilibrium Green's functions: variational relations and approximations for particle interactions --
Random phase approximation plasma phenomenology, semiclassical and hydrodynamic models; electrodynamics --
Interacting electron-hole-phonon system --
Graphene --
Superfluidity and superconductivity --
Epilogue.
Series Title: International series of monographs on physics, 166.
Responsibility: Norman J. Morgenstern Horing, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology.

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