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Introduction to the Statistical Physics of Integrable Many-body Systems

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  • Date Published: June 2013
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107030435

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  • Including topics not traditionally covered in literature, such as (1+1)-dimensional QFT and classical 2D Coulomb gases, this book considers a wide range of models and demonstrates a number of situations to which they can be applied. Beginning with a treatise of nonrelativistic 1D continuum Fermi and Bose quantum gases of identical spinless particles, the book describes the quantum inverse scattering method and the analysis of the related Yang–Baxter equation and integrable quantum Heisenberg models. It also discusses systems within condensed matter physics, the complete solution of the sine-Gordon model and modern trends in the thermodynamic Bethe ansatz. Each chapter concludes with problems and solutions to help consolidate the reader's understanding of the theory and its applications. Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and equilibrium statistical physics is assumed, making this book suitable for graduate students and researchers in statistical physics, quantum mechanics and mathematical and theoretical physics.

    • Provides a detailed analysis of a wide range of models of integrable systems, presented in a self-contained way
    • Several groups of models of integrable systems are considered, such as the Bose and Fermi gases, basic spin chains and models in condensed matter theory
    • Includes a discussion of modern trends in the thermodynamic Bethe ansatz
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107030435
    • length: 523 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 171 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus. 113 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Spinless Bose and Fermi Gases:
    1. Particles with nearest-neighbour interactions: Bethe ansatz and the ground state
    2. Bethe ansatz: zero-temperature thermodynamics and excitations
    3. Bethe ansatz: finite-temperature thermodynamics
    4. Particles with inverse-square interactions
    Part II. Quantum Inverse Scattering Method:
    5. QISM: Yang–Baxter equation
    6. QISM: transfer matrix and its diagonalization
    7. QISM: treatment of boundary conditions
    8. Nested Bethe ansatz for spin-1/2 fermions with delta interactions
    9. Thermodynamics of spin-1/2 fermions with delta interactions
    Part III. Quantum Spin Chains:
    10. Quantum Ising chain in a transverse field
    11. XXZ Heisenberg chain: Bethe ansatz and the ground state
    12. XXZ Heisenberg chain: ground state in the presence of magnetic field
    13. XXZ Heisenberg chain: excited states
    14. XXX Heisenberg chain: thermodynamics with strings
    15. XXZ Heisenberg chain: thermodynamics without strings
    16. XYZ Heisenberg chain
    17. Integrable isotropic chains with arbitrary spin
    Part IV. Strongly Correlated Electrons:
    18. Hubbard model
    19. Kondo effect
    20. Luttinger many-fermion model
    21. Integrable BCS superconductors
    Part V. Sine-Gordon Model:
    22. Classical sine-Gordon theory
    23. Conformal quantization
    24. Lagrangian quantization
    25. Bootstrap quantization
    26. UV-IR relation
    27. Exact finite volume description from XXZ
    28. Two-dimensional Coulomb gas
    Appendix A. Spin and spin operators on chain
    Appendix B. Elliptic functions

  • Authors

    Ladislav Šamaj, Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences
    Ladislav Šamaj is a Research Professor within the Institute of Physics at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and teaches statistical mechanics of integrable many-body systems at the Institute of Physics and the Comenius University in Bratislava. His research specialises in Coulomb fluids, classical and quantum, two-dimensional and higher-dimensional. He contributed to the field of equilibrium statistical mechanics by solving exactly the two-dimensional Coulomb gas, charge-symmetric and with a charge asymmetry.

    Zoltán Bajnok, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
    Zoltán Bajnok is a Research Professor at the MTA Lendület Holographic QFT Group of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Budapest, where he specialises in integrable models with a focus on finite size effects. He contributed to the analysis of the exact spectrum of the boundary sine-Gordon theory, and successfully applied the developed 2D integrable techniques to calculate the scaling dimensions of gauge invariant operators in four-dimensional quantum field theories.

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