"Singlemindedly devoted to its job of educating potential manyparticle theorists ... deserves to become the standard text in the field." — "Physics Today. "The most comprehensive textbook yet published in its field and every postgraduate student or teacher in this field should own or have access to a copy." — "Endeavor. A selfcontained treatment of nonrelativistic manyparticle systems, this text discusses both formalism and applications. Chapters on second quantization and statistical mechanics introduce groundstate (zerotemperature) formalism, which is explored by way of Green's functions and field theory (fermions), Fermi systems, linear response and collective modes, and Bose systems. Finitetemperature formalism is examined through field theory at finite temperature, physical systems at finite temperature, and realtime Green's functions and linear response. Additional topics cover canonical transformations and applications to physical systems in terms of nuclear matter, phonons and electrons, superconductivity, and superfluid helium as well as applicati

Authors: Fetter A.L., Walecka J.D.  Pages: 308 Year: 2003 
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