Printer Friendly

Path integrals in quantum mechanics.



Path integrals in quantum mechanics.

Zinn-Justin, Jean.

Oxford U. Press, [c]

318 p.


Zinn-Justin (Dapnia, CEA/Saclay and mathematics, U. of Paris VII) describes this alternate point of view that has proven very useful in quantum field theory and its applications from particle physics to phase transitions or properties of quantum gases. He begins by introducing, in the case of ordinary integrals, concepts and methods that can be generalized to path integrals, including offering a section on gaussian integrals and complex matrices. He then describes path integrals within quantum mechanics, and follows with chapters on partition function and spectrum, classical and quantum statistical physics, path integrals and quantization, path integrals and holomorphic formalism, path integrals and formions, semi-classical approximation of barrier penetration, quantum evolution and scattering matrix, and path integrals in phase space. In an appendix he provides basic information on quantum mechanics, including Hilbert space and operators, quantum evolution, symmetries and the density matrix, and Schrodinger equations.
COPYRIGHT 2005 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:PHYSICS
Publication:SciTech Book News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 1, 2005
Previous Article:A modern introduction to quantum field theory.
Next Article:Statistical physics and beyond; proceedings.

Related Articles
Nonlinear dynamics in astronomy and astrophysics; in memory of Henry E. Kandrup; proceedings.
Applied mathematical methods in theoretical physics.
A Briefer History of Time.
A modern introduction to quantum field theory.
The Equations: Icons of Knowledge.
Quantum Mechanics Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide.
A brief introduction to classical, statistical, and quantum mechanics.
Integral transforms and their applications, 2d ed.
The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe.
Selected papers of M. Ohya.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters