Many-Body Problems and Quantum Field Theory introduces the concepts and methods of the topics on a level suitable for graduate students and researchers. The formalism is developed in close conjunction with the description of a number of physical systems: cohesion and dielectric properties of the electron gas, superconductivity, superfluidity, nuclear matter and nucleon pairing, matter and radiation, interaction of fields by particle exchange and mass generation. Emphasis is placed on analogies between the various systems rather than on advanced or specialized aspects, with...

Many-Body Problems and Quantum Field Theory introduces the concepts and methods of the topics on a level suitable for graduate stu...

First published in 1983, this book has become a classic among advanced textbooks. The new fourth edition maintains the high standard of its predecessors. The book offers basic knowledge of field theory and particle phenomenology. The author presents the basic facts of quark and gluon physics in pedagogical form. Explanations of theory are supported throughout with experimental findings. The text provides readers with sufficient understanding to follow modern research articles. This fourth edition presents a new section on heavy quark effective theories, more material on lattice QCD and on...

First published in 1983, this book has become a classic among advanced textbooks. The new fourth edition maintains the high standard of its predece...

The study of dynamical systems is a well established field. This book provides a panorama of several aspects of interest to mathematicians and physicists. It collects the material of several courses at the graduate level given by the authors, avoiding detailed proofs in exchange for numerous illustrations and examples. Apart from common subjects in this field, a lot of attention is given to questions of physical measurement and stochastic properties of chaotic dynamical systems.

The study of dynamical systems is a well established field. This book provides a panorama of several aspects of interest to mathematicians and phys...

This popular, often cited text returns in a softcover edition to provide a thorough introduction to statistical physics and thermodynamics, and to exhibit the universality of the chain of ideas leading from the laws of microphysics to the macroscopic behaviour of matter. A wide range of applications illustrates the concepts, and many exercises reinforce understanding. Volume I discusses the probabilistic description of quantum or classical systems, the Boltzmann-Gibbs distributions, the conservation laws, and the interpretation of entropy as missing information. Thermodynamics and...

This popular, often cited text returns in a softcover edition to provide a thorough introduction to statistical physics and thermodynamics, and to ...

This book gives an introduction to modern geometry. Starting from an elementary level, the author develops deep geometrical concepts that play an important role in contemporary theoretical physics, presenting various techniques and viewpoints along the way. This second edition contains two additional, more advanced geometric techniques: the modern language and modern view of Algebraic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry.

This book gives an introduction to modern geometry. Starting from an elementary level, the author develops deep geometrical concepts that play an i...

Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics 2 - Non-Classical Fields continues the development of the methods used in quantum optics to treat open quantum systems and their fluctuations. Its early chapters build upon the phase-space methods introduced in the first volume Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics 1 - Matter Equations and Fokker-Planck Equations the difficulties these methods face in treating non-classical light are exposed, where the regime of large fluctuations failure of the system size expansion is shown to be particularly problematic. Cavity QED is adopted as a...

Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics 2 - Non-Classical Fields continues the development of the methods used in quantum optics to treat op...

This concise and readable book addresses primarily readers with a background in classical statistical physics and introduces quantum mechanical notions as required. Conceived as a primer to bridge the gap between statistical physics and quantum information, it emphasizes concepts and thorough discussions of the fundamental notions and prepares the reader for deeper studies, not least through a selection of well chosen exercises.

This concise and readable book addresses primarily readers with a background in classical statistical physics and introduces quantum mechanical not...

In retrospect, the first edition of this book now seems like a mere sketch for a book. The present version is, if not the final product, at least a closer approximation to it. The table of contents may show little change. But that is simply because the original organization of the material has been found satisfactory. Also the basic purpose of the book remains the same, and that is to make relativity come alive conceptually. I have always felt much sym pathy with Richard Courant's maxim (as reported and exemplified by Pascual Jordan) that, ideally, proofs should be reached by comprehension...

In retrospect, the first edition of this book now seems like a mere sketch for a book. The present version is, if not the final product, at least a cl...

Theoretical physics deals with physical models. The main requirements for a good physical model are simplicity and universality. Universal models which can be applied to describe a variety of different phenomena are very rare in physics and, therefore, they are of key importance. Such models attract the special attention of researchers as they can be used to describe underlying physical concepts in a simple way. Such models appear again and again over the years and in various forms, thus extending their applicability and educa tional value. The simplest example of this kind is the model of a...

Theoretical physics deals with physical models. The main requirements for a good physical model are simplicity and universality. Universal models whic...

It is a great pleasure for me that the new Springer Quantum Probability ProgrammeisopenedbythepresentmonographofAkihitoHoraandNobuaki Obata. In fact this book epitomizes several distinctive features of contemporary quantum probability: First of all the use of speci?c quantum probabilistic techniques to bring original and quite non-trivial contributions to problems with an old history and on which a huge literature exists, both independent of quantum probability. Second, but not less important, the ability to create several bridges among di?erent branches of mathematics apparently far from one...

It is a great pleasure for me that the new Springer Quantum Probability ProgrammeisopenedbythepresentmonographofAkihitoHoraandNobuaki Obata. In fact t...