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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

Print publication date: 2019 | Print ISBN-13: 9780198808350 |

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 | DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808350.001.0001 |

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## Front Matter

## End Matter

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A Appendix: Vector calculus

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B Appendix: Mode densities

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C Appendix: Density matrix

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D Appendix: The Bloch sphere, spin-1/2, and qubits

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E Appendix: Perturbation theory

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F Appendix: RSA encryption

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G Appendix: The Dirac equation

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H Appendix: Higgs Lagrangian

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I Appendix: Entangled beauty and CP violation

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J Appendix: The Gross–Pitaevskii equation

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K Appendix: Kubo’s Hall conductance formula

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Index

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