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Graduate Texts in Physics

Quantum Theory of Many-Body Systems

Techniques and Applications

Authors: Zagoskin, Alexandre

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  • Presents details to enable the student to follow current research literature and apply techniques to new problems
  • Revises and expands material from the previous edition where significant progress has been made
  • Covers additional material to highlight methods of quantum many-body theory for low-dimensional systems as well as noise and fluctuations in quantum coherent systems
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This text presents a self-contained treatment of the physics of many-body systems from the point of view of condensed matter. The approach, quite traditionally, uses the mathematical formalism of quasiparticles and Green’s functions. In particular, it covers all the important diagram techniques for normal and superconducting systems, including the zero-temperature perturbation theory and the Matsubara, Keldysh and Nambu-Gor'kov formalism, as well as an introduction to Feynman path integrals.

This new edition contains an introduction to the methods of theory of one-dimensional systems (bosonization and conformal field theory) and their applications to many-body problems.

Intended for graduate students in physics and related fields, the aim is not to be exhaustive, but to present enough detail to enable the student to follow the current research literature, or to apply the techniques to new problems. Many of the examples are drawn from mesoscopic physics, which deals with systems small enough that quantum coherence is maintained throughout their volume and which therefore provides an ideal testing ground for many-body theories.

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Alexandre Zagoskin is Reader in Quantum Physics in the Department of Physics at Loughborough University. In his career, he has published over 90 articles in refereed journals, 2 books (including the first edition of Quantum Theory of Many-Body Systems [Springer, 978-0-387-98384-4, 1998]), and 23 patents. He is Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) UK.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Theory of Many-Body Systems
Book Subtitle
Techniques and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07049-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07049-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07048-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37429-1
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 280
Number of Illustrations
154 b/w illustrations
Topics