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Author Vachaspati, T. (Tanmay)
Title Kinks and domain walls : an introduction to classical and quantum solitons / Tanmay Vachaspati.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Author Vachaspati, T. (Tanmay)
Subject Solitons.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 176 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-173) and index.
Summary The book examines classical solitons, and their principal classical and quantum properties. It includes several state-of-the-art results and each chapter contains questions and research problems. This book will be of great interest to graduate students and academic researchers in theoretical physics, particle physics, cosmology and condensed matter physics.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Classical kinks; 2 Kinks in more complicated models; 3 Interactions; 4 Kinks in quantum field theory; 5 Condensates and zero modes on kinks; 6 Formation of kinks; 7 Dynamics of domain walls; 8 Gravity and cosmology of domain walls; 9 Kinks in the laboratory; Appendix A Units, numbers and conventions; Appendix B SU(N) generators; Appendix C Solution to a common differential equation; Appendix D Useful operator identities; Appendix E Variation of the determinant; Appendix F Summary of cosmological equations; References; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511246579 (electronic bk.)
0511246579 (electronic bk.)
0511242905 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511242908 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511245882 (electronic bk.)
9780511245886 (electronic bk.)
9780511535192 (ebook)
0511535198 (ebook)
9780521141918 (paperback)
0521836050 (Cloth)
9780521836050 (hbk.)
OCLC # 161702014
Additional Format Print version: Vachaspati, T. (Tanmay). Kinks and domain walls. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006 0521836050 9780521836050 (DLC) 2006299405 (OCoLC)70399623

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