1st Edition

Semiclassical Physics

By Matthias Brack, Rajat Bhaduri Copyright 2003
    480 Pages
    by CRC Press

    482 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book attempts to convey to the reader that semiclassical physics can be fun, as well as useful for understanding quantum fluctuations in interacting many-body systems. It presents applications to finite fermion systems in diverse areas of physics.

    Editor’s Foreword -- Preface to the Paperback Edition -- Preface -- Introduction -- Quantization of integrable systems -- The single-particle level density -- The extended Thomas-Fermi model -- Gutzwiller’s trace formula for isolated orbits -- Extensions of the Gutzwiller theory -- Quantization of nonintegrable systems -- Shells and periodic orbits in finite fermion systems -- Concluding remarks -- The self-consistent mean field approach -- Inverse Laplace transforms -- More about the monodromy matrix -- Calculation of Maslov indices for isolated orbits


    Brack, Matthias | Bhaduri, Rajat