Field theory of non-equilibrium systems

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The physics of non-equilibrium many-body systems is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of theoretical physics. Traditionally used in the study of laser physics and superconducting kinetics, these techniques have more recently found applications in the study of dynamics of cold atomic gases, mesoscopic and nano-mechanical systems. The book gives a self-contained presentation of the modern functional approach to non-equilibrium field-theoretical methods. They are applied to examples ranging from biophysics to the kinetics of superfluids and superconductors. Its step-by-step treatment gives particular emphasis to the pedagogical aspects, making it ideal as a reference for advanced graduate students and researchers in condensed matter physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages341
ISBN (Electronic)9781139003667
ISBN (Print)9780521760829
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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© A. Kamenev 2011.


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