Quantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems by Anthony James LeggettQuantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems by Anthony James Leggett

Quantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems

byAnthony James Leggett

Hardcover | September 28, 2006

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Starting from first principles, this book introduces the closely related phenomena of Bose condensation and Cooper pairing, in which a very large number of single particles or pairs of particles are forced to behave in exactly the same way, and explores their consequences in condensed mattersystems. Eschewing advanced formal methods, the author uses simple concepts and arguments to account for the various qualitatively new phenomena which occur in Bose-condensed and Cooper-paired systems, including but not limited to the spectacular macroscopic phenomena of superconductivity andsuperfluidity. The physical systems discussed include liquid 4-He, the BEC alkali gases, "classical" superconductors, superfluid 3-He, "exotic" superconductors and the recently stabilized Fermi alkali gases. The book should be accessible to beginning graduate students in physics or advancedundergraduates.
Professor A.J.Leggett Macarthur Professor and Professor of Physics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Anthony J.Leggett was born in London, England in March 1938. He attended Balliol College, Oxford where he majored in Literae Humaniores (classical languages and literature, philosophy and Greco-Roman history), and the...
Title:Quantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.04 inPublished:September 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198526431

ISBN - 13:9780198526438

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction:quantum statistics,Bose-Einstein condensation and Cooper pairing.2. Bose-Einstein condensation:its definition,origin,occurrence and consequences.3. Liquid 4-He.4. The Bose alkali gases.5. Classical superconductivity.6. Superfluid 3-He7. Cuprate superconductivity.8. Miscellaneous topics.

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'A wonderfully informative source, [...] a book that many condensed matter theorists can read with profit.' Physics Today, August 2007, Philip W. Anderson