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Techniques and Applications of Path Integration

Techniques and Applications of Path Integration

  • Author: L. S. Schulman
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486137023
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 448
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Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text develops the techniques of path integration and deals with applications, covering a host of illustrative examples. 26 figures. 1981 edition.

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

  • Author: Richard P. Feynman,Albert R. Hibbs,Daniel F. Styer
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486477223
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 371
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Looks at quantum mechanics, covering such topics as perturbation method, statistical mechanics, path integrals, and quantum electrodynamics.

An Introduction to Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena and Quantum Dissipation

An Introduction to Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena and Quantum Dissipation

  • Author: A. O. Caldeira
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052111375X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 294
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Develops the basic material necessary to understand the quantum dynamics of macroscopic variables. Ideal for graduate students and researchers.

Path Integral Quantization and Stochastic Quantization

Path Integral Quantization and Stochastic Quantization

  • Author: Michio Masujima
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540878513
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 282
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In this book, we discuss the path integral quantization and the stochastic quantization of classical mechanics and classical field theory. Forthe description ofthe classical theory, we have two methods, one based on the Lagrangian formalism and the other based on the Hamiltonian formal ism. The Hamiltonian formalism is derived from the Lagrangian·formalism. In the standard formalism ofquantum mechanics, we usually make use ofthe Hamiltonian formalism. This fact originates from the following circumstance which dates back to the birth of quantum mechanics. The first formalism ofquantum mechanics is Schrodinger's wave mechan ics. In this approach, we regard the Hamilton-Jacobi equation of analytical mechanics as the Eikonal equation of "geometrical mechanics". Based on the optical analogy, we obtain the Schrodinger equation as a result ofthe inverse of the Eikonal approximation to the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, and thus we arrive at "wave mechanics". The second formalism ofquantum mechanics is Heisenberg's "matrix me chanics". In this approach, we arrive at the Heisenberg equation of motion from consideration of the consistency of the Ritz combination principle, the Bohr quantization condition and the Fourier analysis of a physical quantity. These two formalisms make up the Hamiltonian.formalism of quantum me chanics.

Topics in Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Topics in Advanced Quantum Mechanics

  • Author: Barry R. Holstein
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486499855
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 448
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This graduate-level text is based on a course in advanced quantum mechanics, taught many times at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Topics include propagator methods, scattering theory, charged particle interactions, alternate approximate methods, and Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations. Problems appear in the flow of the discussion, rather than at the end of chapters. 1992 edition.

Encyclopedia of applied physics

Encyclopedia of applied physics

  • Author: American Institute of Physics
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH
  • ISBN: 9783527294763
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 628
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The 23-volume Encyclopedia of Applied Physics - EAP - is a monumental first in scope, depth, and usability. It demonstrates the synergy between physics and technological applications. Information is presented according to the following subject areas: * General Aspects; Mathematical and Information Techniques * Measurement Sciences, General Devices and/or Methods * Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics * Atomic and Molecular Physics * Electricity and Magnetism * Optics (classical and quantum) * Acoustics * Thermodynamics and Properties of Gases * Fluids and Plasma Physics * Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical Properties; Thermal, Acoustic, and Quantum Properties ; Electronic Properties ; Magnetic Properties ; Dielectrical and Optical Properties; Surfaces and Interfaces * Materials Science * Physical Chemistry * Energy Research and Environmental Physics * Biophysics and Medical Physics * Geophysics, Meteorology, Space Physics and Aeronautics EAP consists of 20 hardcover volumes arranged alphabetically. A cumulative subject index will be published after every three volumes, with a full index accompanying the complete work.

An Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

An Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

  • Author: Charles Fox
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486654997
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 271
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In this highly regarded text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the author develops the calculus of variations both for its intrinsic interest and for its powerful applications to modern mathematical physics. Topics include first and second variations of an integral, generalizations, isoperimetrical problems, least action, special relativity, elasticity, more. 1963 edition.

Quantum Field Theory of Non-equilibrium States

Quantum Field Theory of Non-equilibrium States

  • Author: Jørgen Rammer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139465015
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Quantum field theory is the application of quantum mechanics to systems with infinitely many degrees of freedom. This 2007 textbook presents quantum field theoretical applications to systems out of equilibrium. It introduces the real-time approach to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and the quantum field theory of non-equilibrium states in general. It offers two ways of learning how to study non-equilibrium states of many-body systems: the mathematical canonical way and an easy intuitive way using Feynman diagrams. The latter provides an easy introduction to the powerful functional methods of field theory, and the use of Feynman diagrams to study classical stochastic dynamics is considered in detail. The developed real-time technique is applied to study numerous phenomena in many-body systems. Complete with numerous exercises to aid self-study, this textbook is suitable for graduate students in statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics.

Mathematics for Physicists

Mathematics for Physicists

  • Author: Philippe Dennery,André Krzywicki
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486157121
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
  • View: 1979
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Superb text provides math needed to understand today's more advanced topics in physics and engineering. Theory of functions of a complex variable, linear vector spaces, much more. Problems. 1967 edition.

Springer Tracts in Modern Physics

Springer Tracts in Modern Physics

  • Author: Michio Masujima
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Physics
  • Page: N.A
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