Forces of the Quantum Vacuum: An Introduction to Casimir Physics by William M R Simpson

Forces of the Quantum Vacuum: An Introduction to Casimir Physics

byWilliam M R Simpson, Ulf Leonhardt

Kobo ebook | March 27, 2015

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Forces of the Quantum Vacuum presents a number of theoretical approaches to Casimir, van der Waals and Casimir–Polder forces that have been fruitfully employed in mainstream research, and also reviews the experimental evidence for Casimir forces. Beginning with basic ideas in quantum mechanics and building its way to a sophisticated form of macroscopic QED, the book provides an inspiring training manual for graduate students to develop in a natural progression the ideas needed for modern theoretical research on Casimir forces.


  • Normal-Mode Quantum Electrodynamics: The Quantum Vacuum and Its Consequences
  • Van der Waals and Casimir–Polder Dispersion Forces
  • The Casimir Stress in Real Materials
  • Macroscopic QED and Vacuum Forces
  • Measuring Casimir Phenomena
  • Casimir Forces at the Cutting Edge
  • Regularisation Techniques

Readership: The book will be useful for Masters students, PhD students, and novice researchers seeking to find their bearings in this field, and could also be used as the basis of graduate and summer school courses.
Key Features:

  • The first pedagogical textbook on Casimir theory aimed at the uninitiated
  • An empirically grounded approach concerned with a physical understanding of Casimir phenomena and the broader picture
  • Written by a roster of active researchers, each focusing on their own area of expertise
Title:Forces of the Quantum Vacuum: An Introduction to Casimir PhysicsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 27, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814644773

ISBN - 13:9789814644778

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