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The Many-Body Problem in Quantum Mechanics
     

The Many-Body Problem in Quantum Mechanics

by Norman H. March, S. Sampanthar, W. H. Young
 

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Written for students in search of a single-volume account of both the methods used in dealing with the many-body problem and the physics that result, this book is not an advanced treatment, but nevertheless assumes a good basic understanding of elementary quantum mechanics.
Beginning with single-body approximations, the authors go on to devote full chapters to

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Written for students in search of a single-volume account of both the methods used in dealing with the many-body problem and the physics that result, this book is not an advanced treatment, but nevertheless assumes a good basic understanding of elementary quantum mechanics.
Beginning with single-body approximations, the authors go on to devote full chapters to atoms and molecules, second quantization, many-body perturbation theory, Fermi fluids, nuclear matter, superconductivity, many-boson systems, grand partition functions, and Green functions.
Each chapter contains an introduction and a selection of well-chosen problems, while a series of helpful appendixes deals with such topics as the second quantized form of one-particle operators, Wick's theorem, the loop theorem, ring diagrams, the time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory of electron gas, and other matters. A carefully selected list of references rounds out this comprehensive text on an important area of theoretical physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486687544
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,273,130
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.88(d)

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