Description 
1 online resource (xxii, 511 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
International series of monographs on physics ; 117 

International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England) ; 117

Contents 
Introduction: gut and antigut  pt. I. Quantum Bose liquid. Gravity  Microscopic physics of quantum liquids  Effective theory of superfluidity  Twofluid hydrodynamics  Advantages and drawbacks of effective theory  pt. II. Quantum fermionic liquids. Microscopic physics  Universality classes of fermionic vacua  Effective Quantum Electrodynamics In 3HeA  Three levels of phenomenology of superfluid 3He  Momentum space topology of 2 + 1 systems  Momentum space topology protected by symmetry  pt. III. Topological defects  Topological classification of defects  Vortices in 3HeB  Symmetry breaking in 3HeA and singular vortices  Continuous structures  Monopoles and boojums  pt. IV. Anomalies of chiral vacuum. Anomalous nonconservation of fermionic charge  Anomalous currents  Macroscopic parityviolating effects  Quantization of physical parameters  pt. V. Fermions on topological objects and brane world  Edge states and fermion zero modes on soliton  Fermion zero modes on vortices  Vortex mass  Spectral flow in the vortex core  pt. VI. Nucleation of quasiparticles and topological defects. Landau critical velocity  Vortex formation by KelvinHelmholtz instability  Vortex formation in ionizing radiation  pt. VII. Vacuum energy and vacuum in nontrivial gravitational background. Casimir effect and vacuum energy  Topological defects as source of nontrivial metric  Vacuum under rotation and spinning strings  Analogs of event horizon  Conclusion 
Summary 
There are fundamental relations between three vast areas of physics: particle physics, cosmology and condensed matter physics. The fundamental links between the first two areas, in other words, between micro and macro worlds, have been well established. There is a unified system of laws governing the scales from subatomic particles to the Cosmos and this principle is widely exploited in the description of the physics of the early Universe. The main goal of this book is to establish and define the connection of these two fields with condensed matter physics 
Notes 
Originally published: 2003 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469497) and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Condensed matter.


Liquid helium.


Quantum field theory.


Quantum liquids.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
0191574090 (electronic bk.) 

0198507828 (hbk.) 

9780191574092 (electronic bk.) 

9780198507826 (hbk.) 
