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Quantum Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Schwinger's Variational Method with Green's Function Nanoapplications, Graphene and Superconductivity

Norman J. Morgenstern Horing

Abstract

The methods of coupled quantum field theory, which had great initial success in relativistic elementary particle physics and have subsequently played a major role in the extensive development of non-relativistic quantum many-particle theory and condensed matter physics, are at the core of this book. As an introduction to the subject, this presentation is intended to facilitate delivery of the material in an easily digestible form to students at a relatively early stage of their scientific development, specifically advanced undergraduates (rather than second or third year graduate students), wh ... More

Keywords: Schwinger Action Principle, variational calculus, particle sources, coupled quantum fields, quantum many-particle physics, Green’s functions, thermodynamic & nonequilibrium, quantum mechanical ensemble theory, statistical thermodynamics, spectral representations, approximation procedures, condensed matter physics, electron-hole-phonon system, nanostructures, quantum wells/wires/dots superlattices, quantum plasma, collective modes, plasmons, polaritons, excitons, phonons, polarons, quasiparticles, chemisorption, superconductors, superfluids, graphene, van der Waals Interaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791942
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198791942.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman J. Morgenstern Horing, author
Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA