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Cooperative Phenomena

  • Hermann Haken
  • Max Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Quasi-Particles and their Interactions

  3. Superconductivity and Superfluidity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 62-62
    2. Specific Editorial Introduction

  4. Dielectric Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Specific Editorial Introduction

  5. Reduced Density Matrices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Specific Editorial Introduction

      1. G. J. Hyland, G. Rowlands
        Pages 208-218
      2. K. Weiss, H. Haug
        Pages 219-235
  6. Phase Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 236-236
    2. Specific Editorial Introduction

  7. Many-body Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 286-286
    2. Specific Editorial Introduction

  8. Synergetic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 362-362
    2. Specific Editorial Introduction

  9. Biographical and Scientific Reminiscences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Fanchon Fröhlich
      Pages 420-421
    3. K. Mendelssohn
      Pages 425-435

About this book

Introduction

The study of cooperative phenomena is one of the dominant features of contem­ porary physics. Outside physics it has grown to a huge field of interdisciplinary investigation, involving all the natural sciences from physics via biology to socio­ logy. Yet, during the first few decades following the advent of quantum theory, the pursuit of the single particle or the single atom, as the case may be, has been so fascinating that only a small number of physicists have stressed the importance of collective behaviour. One outstanding personality among these few is Professor HERBERT FROHLICH. He has made an enormous contribution to the modern concept of cooperativity and has stimulated a whole generation of physicists. Therefore, it seemed to the editors very appropriate to dedicate a volume on "cooperative phenomena" to him on the occasion of his official retirement from his university duties. Nevertheless, in the course of carrying out this project, the editors have been somewhat amazed to find that they have covered the essentials of contemporary physics and its im­ pact on other scientific disciplines. It thus becomes clear how much HERBERT FROHLICH has inspired research workers and has acted as a stimulating discussion partner for others. FROHLICH is one of those exceptional scientists who have wor­ ked in quite different fields and given them an enormous impetus. Unfortunately, the number of scientists of such distinctive personality has been decreasing in our century.

Keywords

atom atoms crystal dynamics electron electrons hydrodynamics hydrogen mechanics phase transition quantum theory scattering semiconductor statistical mechanics superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  • Max Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität StuttgartDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-86003-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-86005-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86003-4
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