Statistical Field Theory
by H.T.C. Stoof
Publisher: Utrecht University 2002
Number of pages: 66
We give a self-contained introduction to the quantum field theory for many-particle systems, using functional methods throughout. We focus in general on the behavior of so-called quantum liquids, i.e., quantum gases and liquids, but use as an explicit example always the trapped atomic gases that have recently become accesible experimentally.
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