By Hagen Kleinert
This booklet is the 1st to improve a unified gauge thought of condensed topic structures ruled through vortices or defects and their long-range interactions. Gauge fields give you the basically technique of describing those interactions by way of neighborhood fields, rendering them available to plain box theoretic innovations. fairly vital examples, superfluid platforms and crystals, are handled in nice element. the idea is constructed in shut touch with actual phenomena and evolves obviously from traditional descriptions of the platforms. as well as gauge fields, the e-book introduces the real new idea of illness fields for ensembles of line-like defects. The mixed box thought permits a brand new figuring out of the real part transitions superfluid ‘normal and good’ liquid. except the above, the booklet provides the overall differential geometry of defects in areas with curvature and torsion and establishes touch with the trendy thought of gravity with torsion. This ebook is written for condensed subject physicists and box theorists. it may be used as a textbook for a second-year graduate path or as supplementary interpreting for classes within the components of condensed topic and sturdy kingdom physics, statistical mechanics, and box conception.
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This is called frequency. For example, let’s take a ping-pong game. The ball is going back and forth. The number of times it reaches the bat per unit time (per second, per minute, per hour, etc) is called the frequency. In physics, scientists use the unit of seconds in their calculations. If two people play volleyball, their ball is much heavier than the ping-pong ball and therefore the frequency is smaller. In this example, the ping-pong ball is an electron and the heavy ball is an ion. Let’s say that the ping-pong ball weighs one gram; then the ball used for the volleyball game should weigh a few kilograms in order to make our analogy sensible.