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Green's Functions in Quantum Physics

Green's Functions in Quantum Physics by Eleftherios N. Economou
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The new edition of a standard reference will be of interest to advanced students wishing to become familiar with the method of Green's functions for obtaining simple and general solutions to basic problems in quantum physics. The main part is devoted to the simplest kind of Green's functions, namely the solutions of linear differential equations with a function source. It is shown that these familiar Green's functions are a powerful tool for obtaining relatively simple and general solutions of basic problems such as scattering and boundlevel information. The bound-level treatment gives a clear physical understanding of "difficult" questions such as superconductivity, the Kondo effect, and, to a lesser degree, disorder-induced localization. The more advanced subject of many-body Green's functions is presented in the last part of the book. This third edition is 50 per cent longer than the previous and offers end-of-chapter problems and solutions (40 per cent are solved) and additional appendices to help. It is to serve as an effective self-tutorial and self-sufficient reference.Throughout, it demonstrates the powerful and unifying formalism of Green's functions across many applications, including transport properties, carbon nanotubes, and photonics and photonic crystals.
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG; August 2006
483 pages; ISBN 9783540288411
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Title: Green's Functions in Quantum Physics
Author: Eleftherios N. Economou
 
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