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Theory of Quantum Liquids

ISBN-10: 0738202290

ISBN-13: 9780738202297

Edition: 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Philippe Nozieres, David Pines

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Originally published in two separate volumes, this is a classic text that attempts to describe the qualitative and unifying aspects of a broad and diversified field. The book introduces the basic concepts of quantum physics in a simple language.
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Book details

List price: $88.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 11/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Introduction
Neutral Fermi Liquids
The Quasiparticle Concept
Interaction Between Quasiparticles: Landau's Theory of Fermi Liquids
Equilibrium Properties
Transport Equation for Quasiparticles
Calculation of the Current Density
Localized Quasiparticle Excitations
Collective Modes
Quasiparticle Collisions
Zero Sound vs. First Sound
Properties of Degenerate [superscript 3]He
Conclusion
Problems
References
Response and Correlation in Neutral Systems
Scattering of a Particle in the Born Approximation
Particle Conservation: The F-Sum Rule
Linear Response Function
Qualitative Behavior of the Dynamic Form Factor for a Neutral Fermi Liquid
Calculation of the Density Response Function by the Landau Theory
Response and Correlation at Finite Temperatures
The Hydrodynamic Limit
Conclusion
Problems
References
Charged Fermi Liquids
Screening and Plasma Oscillation: An Elementary Introduction
Dielectric Response Function
Macroscopic Transport Equation
Macroscopic Dielectric Response of a Quantum Plasma
Backflow
Response to Electromagnetic Fields
Impurity Scattering
Electrons in Metals
Problems
References
Response and Correlation in Homogeneous Electron Systems
Dielectric Response Functions
Density-Fluctuation Excitations
Screening and Plasma Oscillation
Energy Loss by a Fast Electron
Response to a Phonon Field
Screening
Response to an Electromagnetic Field
Problems
References
Microscopic Theories of the Electron Liquid
Hartree-Fock Approximation
Random Phase Approximation
Ground State Energy in the RPA
Quasiparticle Properties in the RPA
Equations of Motion and the Generalized RPA
Equilibrium Properties of Simple Metals
Problems
References
Second Quantization
Index