Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics: Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics: Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory (Hardback)
zoom

Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics: Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£54.00
Hardback 552 Pages / Published: 24/07/2008
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Bringing together the key ideas from nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and powerful methodology from quantum field theory, this book captures the essence of nonequilibrium quantum field theory. Beginning with the foundational aspects of the theory, the book presents important concepts and useful techniques, discusses issues of basic interest, and shows how thermal field, linear response, kinetic theories and hydrodynamics emerge. It also illustrates how these concepts and methodology are applied to current research topics including nonequilibrium phase transitions, thermalization in relativistic heavy ion collisions, the nonequilibrium dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensation, and the generation of structures from quantum fluctuations in the early Universe. Divided into five parts, with each part addressing a particular stage in the conceptual and technical development of the subject, this self-contained book is a valuable reference for graduate students and researchers in particle physics, gravitation, cosmology, atomic-optical and condensed matter physics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521641685
Number of pages: 552
Weight: 1100 g
Dimensions: 253 x 179 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... a very well written book which covers thoroughly various formalisms for studying nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and nonequilibrium.quantum field theory ... The authors have written many of the seminal papers and the book is a masterpiece of pedagogy, explaining and resolving very clearly many of the technical issues that had to be overcome in the development of this subject. It should prove essential reading to anyone venturing to work in this important new field.' Fred Cooper, Program Director of Theoretical Physics, National Science Foundation
"Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory by Calzetta and Hu is a very well written book which covers thoroughly various formalisms for studying nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and nonequilibrium.quantum field theory. It then uses these methodologies to address various important philosophical questions such as entropy generation, and quantum decoherence. Finally the authors show the relevance of these formalisms for addressing very current problems such as the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates, phase transitions following relativistic heavy ion collisions and nonequilibrium quantum processes in the time evolution of the early universe. The authors have written many of the seminal papers and the book is a masterpiece of pedagogy, explaining and resolving very clearly many of the technical issues that had to be overcome in the development of this subject. It should prove essential reading to anyone venturing to work in this important new field." Fred Cooper, Program Director Theoretical Physics, National Science Foundation
"A valuable reference for graduate students and researchers in particle physics, gravitation, cosmology, atomic optical and condensed matter physics." Book News
"This book is an exhaustive and up-to-date treatment of non-equilibrium quantum field theory, also considering its quite extensive lists of references. The coverage is excellent. The presentation is very detailed." Axel Maas, Mathematical Reviews

You may also be interested in...

Concepts in Thermal Physics
Added to basket
A First Course in String Theory
Added to basket
Statistical Mechanics
Added to basket
Renormalization Methods
Added to basket
Data Analysis
Added to basket
£31.99
Paperback
Measurements and their Uncertainties
Added to basket
Statistical Mechanics
Added to basket
Quantum Mechanics
Added to basket
Evolution of Networks
Added to basket
Statistical Physics
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.