Modern Many-particle Physics: Atomic Gases, Quantum Dots and Quantum Fluids

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World Scientific, 2003 - Science - 431 pages
An important part of this book is devoted to the description of homogenous systems, such as electron gas in different dimensions, the quantum well in an intense magnetic field, liquid helium and nuclear matter. However, the most relevant part is dedicated to the study of finite systems: metallic clusters, quantum dots, the condensate of cold and diluted atoms in magnetic traps, helium drops and nuclei. The book focuses on methods of getting good numerical approximations to energies and linear response based on approximations to first-principles Hamiltonians. These methods are illustrated and applied to Bose and Fermi systems at zero and finite temperature. Modern Many-Particle Physics is directed towards students who have taken a conventional course in quantum mechanics and possess a basic understanding of condensed matter phenomena. Readership: Graduate students in condensedmatter, nuclear and semiconductor physics, as well as nuclear, quantum and theoretical chemistry.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
31
8
The HartreeFock Theory
31
The BruecknerHartreeFock BHF Theory
69
57
88
The Density Functional Theory DFT
97
53
109
Quantum Dots in a Magnetic Field
131
Monte Carlo Methods
173
The Linear Response Function Theory
195
The Linear Response Function in Different Models
225
The Hydrodynamic and Elastic Models
375
Index
425
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