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Classical and Quantum Nonlinear Integrable Systems

Theory and Application, 1st Edition

Edited by A Kundu

CRC Press

292 pages

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Covering both classical and quantum models, nonlinear integrable systems are of considerable theoretical and practical interest, with applications over a wide range of topics, including water waves, pin models, nonlinear optics, correlated electron systems, plasma physics, and reaction-diffusion processes. Comprising one part on classical theories and applications and another on quantum aspects, Classical and Quantum Nonlinear Integrable Systems: Theory and Application reviews the advances made in nonlinear integrable systems, with emphasis on the underlying concepts rather than technical details. It forms an outstanding introductory textbook as well as a useful reference for specialists.

Reviews

"This is a very interesting collection of introductory and review articles on the theory and applications of classical and quantum integrable systems. The book reviews several integrable systems … different chapters are written by different authors … all authors put an emphasis on describing the general ideology rather than on technical details.

A reader interested in classical methods of solitons, such as the methods of solving the KdV equation can start from Chapter 1, while a reader interested in the Bethe Ansatz method can immediately proceed to Chapter 5. Thus the book should appeal and be useful to a wide range of theoretical physicists.

In summary, this reviewer believes that this book is an excellent introduction to a wide range of methods and applications of the theory of integrable systems. It should be useful both to researchers working in some aspect of the field of integrable systems, who would like to broaden their knowledge of the subject, as well as to those who would like to enter the subject including Ph.D. students."

-Tomasz Brzezinski, Department of Mathematics, University of Wales, Swansea

is a very interesting collection of introductory and review articles on the theory and applications of classical and quantum integrable systems. The book reviews several integrable systems … different chapters are written by different authors … all authors put an emphasis on describing the general ideology rather than on technical details.

A reader interested in classical methods of solitons, such as the methods of solving the KdV equation can start from Chapter 1, while a reader interested in the Bethe Ansatz method can immediately proceed to Chapter 5. Thus the book should appeal and be useful to a wide range of theoretical physicists.

In summary, this reviewer believes that this book is an excellent introduction to a wide range of methods and applications of the theory of integrable systems. It should be useful both to researchers working in some aspect of the field of integrable systems, who would like to broaden their knowledge of the subject, as well as to those who would like to enter the subject including Ph.D. students."

-Tomasz Brzezinski, Department of Mathematics, University of Wales, Swansea

Table of Contents

Preface (A Kundu) A Journey Through the KdV Equation (M Lakshmanan) The Painleve methods (R Conte and M Musette) Discrete Integrability (K M Tamizhmani, A Ramani, B Grammaticos and T Tamizhmani) The D-BAR Method: A Tool for Solving Two-Dimensional Integrable Evolution PDEs (A S Fokas) Introduction to Solvable Lattice Models in Statistical and Mathematical Physics (T Deguchi)II. QUANTUM SYSTEMS Unifying Approaches in Integrable Systems: Quantum and Statistical, Ultralocal and Nonultralocal (A Kundu) The Physical Basis of Integrable Spin Models (I Bose) Exact Solvability in Contemporary Physics (A Foerster, J Links and H-Q Zhou) The Thermodynamics of the spin-1/2 XXX Chain: Free Energy and Low-temperature Singularities of Correlation Lengths (A Klümper and C Scheeren) Reaction-Diffusion Processes and Their Connection with Integrable Quantum Spin Chains (M Henkel)

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI040000
SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
SCI057000
SCIENCE / Quantum Theory