A Tutorial Approach to the Renormalization Group and the Smooth Feshbach Map.- Local States fo Free Bose Fields.- Introduction to Representations of the Canonical Commutation and Anticommutation Relations.- Mathematical Theory of the Wigner-Weisskopf Atom.- Non-relativistic Matter and Quantized Radiation.- Dilute, Trapped Bose Gases and Bose-Einstein Condensation.- Perturbation Theory for QED Calculations of High-Z Few-Electron Atoms.- The Relativistic Electron-Positron Field: Hartree-Fock Approximation and Fixed Electron Number.
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Quantum electrodynamics (QED), one of the most successful physical theories, has proven to possess admirable quantitative predictive power, yet its consistent mathematical formulation is still unknown. The present book explores various facets of the progress of developing such a formulation, in both the nonrelativistic and relativistic realms. "Large Coulomb Systems" contains selected, expanded and edited lectures given at a topical summer school by international experts in the field. As such, it is intended as a high-level introduction for graduate students, postdocs and nonspecialists from related fields. (source: Nielsen Book Data)