Edition 
Second edition 
Descript 
xviii, 501 pages ; 26 cm 

text rdacontent 

unmediated rdamedia 

volume rdacarrier 
Note 
"Describing the physical properties of quantum materials near critical points with longrange manybody quantum entanglement, this book introduces readers to the basic theory of quantum phases, their phase transitions and their observable properties. This second edition begins with a new section suitable for an introductory course on quantum phase transitions, assuming no prior knowledge of quantum field theory. It also contains several new chapters to cover important recent advances, such as the Fermi gas near unitarity, Dirac fermions, Fermi liquids and their phase transitions, quantum magnetism, and solvable models obtained from string theory. After introducing the basic theory, it moves on to a detailed description of the canonical quantumcritical phase diagram at nonzero temperatures. Finally, a variety of more complex models are explored. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in condensed matter physics and particle and string theory" Provided by publisher 

Includes bibliographical references and index 

Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction: 1. Basic concepts; 2. Overview; Part II. A First Course: 3. Classical phase transitions; 4. The renormalization group; 5. The quantum Ising model; 6. The quantum rotor model; 7. Correlations, susceptibilities, and the quantum critical point; 8. Broken symmetries; 9. Boson Hubbard model; Part III. Nonzero Temperatures: 10. The Ising chain in a transverse field; 11. Quantum rotor models: largeN limit; 12. The d = 1, O(N >⁺ø 3) rotor models; 13. The d = 2, O(N >⁺ø 3) rotor models; 14. Physics close to and above the uppercritical dimension; 15. Transport in d = 2; Part IV. Other Models: 16. Dilute Fermi and Bose gases; 17. Phase transitions of Dirac fermions; 18. Fermi liquids, and their phase transitions; 19. Heisenberg spins: ferromagnets and antiferromagnets; 20. Spin chains: bosonization; 21. Magnetic ordering transitions of disordered systems; 22. Quantum spin glasses; References; Index 
Subject 
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)


Quantum theory


SCIENCE / Physics bisacsh

