Superconductivity, Superfluids, and Condensates (Oxford Master Series in Physics, 5) Illustrated Edition
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"Annett (physics, University of Bristol) covers three main strands in condensed matter physics in this text for senior undergraduate and graduate students. Subjects are developed in a way which gradually builds up key concepts and the necessary mathematical machinery. The book begins with a review of basics of the Bose-Einstein ideal gas before going into techniques of magnetic trapping and cooling of atoms and the discovery of Bose-Einstein condensates in dilute atomic gases. The physical phenomena of superfluidity are then introduced, and the theory of superconductivity is developed in stages, starting with simpler theories and then developing the mathematical concepts of a quantum coherent state. --SciTech Book News
About the Author
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (June 3, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 200 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0198507569
- ISBN-13 : 978-0198507567
- Item Weight : 13.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 0.5 x 9.6 x 7.4 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,394,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The distance between the material covered here and actual research is quite large, but that's OK, since the book is advertised as a pedagogical introduction, and it is really good at that.
Every chapter includes a number of smartly-chosen problems, the solutions to which are given in an Appendix.
I have given the book 4 stars instead of 5, because it suffers from horrendous copy-editing. Grammatical mistakes, typos in equations, wrong references to previous equations (and the list goes on). One gets the feeling that the publisher received the author's manuscript and published it as is. This makes it very difficult to understand why it's so expensive. Hopefully these errors will be removed in a future edition.
The text is very pedagogical and the author never avoids a calculation which leads to an important result. Every formula is generally commented in order to extract the physics behind.
All the important subjects related to BEC are touched. The main core of the book seems ,for me, understandable by a good undergraduate student.
Of course that won't make you a specialist of this wide subject which required a lot of knowledges from different parts of physics , but at least the most important things will be kwnown and you will have the sufficent stuff to go more deeply in the subject of your choice with the required litterature ( which may be found in the bibliography of the book).
I think it deserves its five stars since the objectives of the books (being an clear introduction without being to light) are definitly reached. Definitly a nice book !
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Again, great great book.