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Quantum 20/20: Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

Ian R. Kenyon

Abstract

This text reviews fundametals and incorporates key themes of quantum physics. One theme contrasts boson condensation and fermion exclusivity. Bose–Einstein condensation is basic to superconductivity, superfluidity and gaseous BEC. Fermion exclusivity leads to compact stars and to atomic structure, and thence to the band structure of metals and semiconductors with applications in material science, modern optics and electronics. A second theme is that a wavefunction at a point, and in particular its phase is unique (ignoring a global phase change). If there are symmetries, conservation laws foll ... More

Keywords: Quantum Physics, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates, Topology, Electroweak, LIGO, Symmetries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808350
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808350.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian R. Kenyon, author
Professor, Birmingham University