Contemporary Hematology

Modern Hematology

Biology and Clinical Management

Editors: Munker, R., Hiller, E., Glass, J., Paquette, R. (Eds.)

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  • Updated and expanded to reflect major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of blood disorders

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Over the past few decades the powerful methods of statistical physics and Euclidean quantum field theory have moved closer together, with common tools based on the use of path integrals. The interpretation of Euclidean field theories as particular systems of statistical physics has opened up new avenues for understanding strongly coupled quantum systems or quantum field theories at zero or finite temperatures.  
 
Accordingly, the first chapters of this book contain a self-contained introduction to path integrals in Euclidean quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. The resulting high-dimensional integrals can be estimated with the help of Monte Carlo simulations based on Markov processes. The most commonly used algorithms are presented in detail so as to prepare the reader for the use of high-performance computers as an “experimental” tool for this burgeoning field of theoretical physics.
 
Several chapters are then devoted to an introduction to simple lattice field theories and a variety of spin systems with discrete and continuous spins, where the ubiquitous Ising model serves as an ideal guide for introducing the fascinating area of phase transitions.  As an alternative to the lattice formulation of quantum field theories, variants of the flexible renormalization group methods are discussed in detail.  Since, according to our present-day knowledge, all fundamental interactions in nature are described by gauge theories, the remaining chapters of the book deal with gauge theories without and with matter.
 
This text is based on course-tested notes for graduate students and, as such, its style is essentially pedagogical, requiring only some basics of mathematics, statistical physics, and quantum field theory. Yet it also contains some more sophisticated concepts which may be useful to active researchers in the field.  Each chapter ends with a number of problems – guiding the reader to a deeper understanding of some of the material presented in the main text – and, in most cases, also features some listings of short, useful computer programs.  

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book works as a stand-alone text for its intended purpose of providing a practical approach for diagnosis and management. … Modern Hematology … is well-designed to accompany structured lectures, practical laboratories, and demonstrations for hematology courses for medical students, medical technologists, and others in related fields. This textbook does the job well. It also is well suited to serve as a basic reference and a means of identifying where to obtain more comprehensive or specialized information." (James R. Egner, Journal of the American Medical Association, December, 2007)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Hematology
Book Subtitle
Biology and Clinical Management
Editors
  • Reinhold Munker
  • Erhard Hiller
  • Jonathan Glass
  • Ronald Paquette
Series Title
Contemporary Hematology
Series Volume
864
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-149-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-149-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-557-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-640-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 498
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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