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This book provides a self-contained introduction to the basic tools and concepts of quantum field theory, and goes on to demonstrate their use in a range of topics in statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics. The first part of the book outlines the key methods of quantum field theory, including path integrals, Feynman diagrams, and renormalization. These are then applied to such topics as electrodynamics in metals, relativistic fermions and the Aharonov-Bohm effect. The rest of the book is dedicated to the use of non-perturbative techniques, and deals with strongly fluctuating spin systems, conformal symmetry and Kondo chains, as well as a number of related problems. The book will be useful to graduate students and established researchers in condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics, and to anyone with an interest in the modern techniques of quantum field theory.
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"Throughout the whole book, the key concepts of QFT related to condensed matter physics are concisely introduced, with examples and excercises added at the end of the chapters when necessary and references listed for each chapter..." Materials Research BulletinBook Description:
This book provides a self-contained introduction to the basic tools and concepts of quantum field theory, and goes on to demonstrate their use in a range of topics in statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics, such as strongly correlated systems and conformal symmetry.
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Book Description Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket missing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. The text block includes extensive figures to supplement the text. The bottom corners are bumped. The back cover board suffers minor discoloration, which appears to be the result of prolonged exposure to library shelf-ends. The text block is clean and free of staining. The hinge suffers minor loosening due to age and wear, but remains secure and in-tact; the pages are clean and unmarked, aside for the expected library stamps and markings. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 1227760593