A Course in Mathematical Physics: Volume 4: Quantum Mechanics of Large Systems

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In this final volume I have tried to present the subject of statistical mechanics in accordance with the basic principles of the series. The effort again entailed following Gustav Mahler's maxim, "Tradition = Schlamperei" (i.e., filth) and clearing away a large portion of this tradition-laden area. The result is a book with little in common with most other books on the subject. The ordinary perturbation-theoretic calculations are not very useful in this field. Those methods have never led to propositions of much substance. ...

A Course in Mathematical Physics: Volume 4: Quantum Mechanics of Large Systems 2012, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783709175286

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