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Author Wen, Xiao-Gang, author.

Title Quantum field theory of many-body systems : from the origin of sound to an origin of light and electrons / Xiao-Gang Wen
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 505 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford graduate texts
Oxford graduate texts.
Contents Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics; 3 Interacting boson systems; 4 Free fermion systems; 5 Interacting fermion systems; 6 Quantum gauge theories; 7 Theory of quantum Hall states; 8 Topological and quantum order; 9 Mean-field theory of spin liquids and quantum order; 10 String condensation--an unification of light and fermions; Index
Summary This is a pedagogical and systematic introduction to new concepts and quantum field theoretical methods in condensed matter physics which may have an impact on our understanding of the origin of light, electrons and other elementary particles in the universe. Emphasis is on clear physical principles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Quantum field theory.
Many-body problem.
SCIENCE -- Waves & Wave Mechanics.
Many-body problem.
Quantum field theory.
Kwantumveldentheorie.
Veel-deeltjes-systemen.
Form Electronic book
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