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Field Theory of Non-Equilibrium Systems

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: January 2023
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108488259

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  • The physics of non-equilibrium many-body systems is a rapidly expanding area of theoretical physics. Traditionally employed in laser physics and superconducting kinetics, these techniques have more recently found applications in the dynamics of cold atomic gases, mesoscopic and nano-mechanical systems, and quantum computation. This book provides a detailed presentation of modern non-equilibrium field-theoretical methods, applied to examples ranging from biophysics to the kinetics of superfluids and superconductors. A highly pedagogical and self-contained approach is adopted within the text, making it ideal as a reference for graduate students and researchers in condensed matter physics. In this Second Edition, the text has been substantially updated to include recent developments in the field such as driven-dissipative quantum systems, kinetics of fermions with Berry curvature, and Floquet kinetics of periodically driven systems, among many other important new topics. Problems have been added throughout, structured as compact guided research projects that encourage independent exploration.

    • Adopts a highly pedagogical approach, guiding readers from the underlying theory of non-equilibrium many-body systems to advanced applications
    • Provides a unifying perspective, bringing several diverse topics together under a consistent formalism
    • Includes many new topics from modern research, essential for understanding the broader development of the field
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    Praise for the first edition ‘Field Theory of Non-Equilibrium Systems, written by theoretical condensed-matter physicist Alex Kamenev, is a lively pedagogical exposition of the Keldysh technique based on functional integration … It is meant for advanced graduate students and professionals who have not had prior exposure to the technique but would like to learn it. Experts in the field may also enjoy the diversity of the subjects covered and the clarity with which they are presented. Thanks to those features, Field Theory of Non-Equilibrium Systems is a welcome introduction to the field and could well become a classic.’ Vojkan Jaksic, Physics Today

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2023
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108488259
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 175 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.07kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Systems with Few Degrees of Freedom:
    2. Bosons
    3. Single-particle quantum mechanics
    4. Classical stochastic systems
    5. Driven-dissipative systems
    Part II. Bosonic and Classical Fields:
    6. Bosonic fields
    7. Dynamics of collisionless plasma
    8. Kinetics of Bose condensates
    9. Dynamics of phase transitions
    Part III. Fermions:
    10. Fermions
    11. Kinetic theory and hydrodynamics
    12. Aspects of kinetic theory
    13. Quantum transport
    Part IV. Disordered Metals and Superconductors:
    14. Disordered fermionic systems
    15. Mesoscopic effects
    16. Electron–electron interactions in disordered metals
    17. Dynamics of disordered superconductors
    18. Electron–phonon interactions

  • Author

    Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota
    Alex Kamenev is a Professor at the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) and at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota. His main areas of research include mesoscopic physics, low-dimensional and correlated fermionic and bosonic models, topological systems and quantum computing. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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