Classical and Quantum Dynamics

From Classical Paths to Path Integrals

Authors: Dittrich, Walter, Reuter, Martin

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  • Perfect companion for courses on path integrals, advanced mechanics and quantum mechanics as well as semi-classical methods and non-linear dynamics
  • Highlights the principle of stationary action as common starting point of classical and quantum mechanics
  • Includes an introduction to Riemann's (Einstein's) ideas on space and time and their philosophical implications
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About this Textbook

Graduate students seeking to become familiar with advanced computational strategies in classical and quantum dynamics will find in this book both the fundamentals of a standard course and a detailed treatment of the time-dependent oscillator, Chern-Simons mechanics, the Maslov anomaly and the Berry phase, to name just a few topics. Well-chosen and detailed examples illustrate perturbation theory, canonical transformations and the action principle, and demonstrate the usage of path integrals.

 

The sixth edition has been enlarged to include the Heisenberg-Euler Lagrangian, Schwinger’s source theory treatment of the low-energy π-ρ-N physics and general relativity, where Riemann’s (Einstein’s) ideas on space and time and their philosophical implications are discussed.  


About the authors

Prof. Dr. Walter Dittrich was head of the quantum electrodynamics group at Tübingen University. His main research activities centered on gauge theories, in particular, on QED, stimulated in part by collaboration with Julian Schwinger. Walter Dittrich has worked for more than 20 years at centers like MIT, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and the National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford (SLAC). He has over 30 years of teaching experience and is one of the key scientists in developing the theoretical framework of quantum electrodynamics.

 

Prof. Dr. Martin Reuter is head of the quantum Einstein gravity group at the Institute for High Energy Physics at Mainz University. His research focuses on particle physics, quantum field theory and quantum Einstein gravity. He worked at the synchrotron facility DESY and the large hadron collider at CERN. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience in theoretical physics.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical and Quantum Dynamics
Book Subtitle
From Classical Paths to Path Integrals
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36786-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36786-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36785-5
Edition Number
6
Number of Pages
X, 563
Number of Illustrations
307 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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