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Akkermans and Gilles Montambaux errata and misprints


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University Press or Amazon • Presents a large number of
experimental results to give readers a broad overview of the field • Selfcontained, with all elementary
presentations of the necessary basic theories in quantum mechanics and
scattering theory • Contains exercises throughout the book
to help readers understand the concepts Contents 1. Introduction: mesoscopic physics; 2. Wave equations in random media; 3.
Perturbation theory; 4. Probability of quantum diffusion; 5. Properties of
the diffusion equation; 6. Dephasing; 7. Electronic
transport; 8. Coherent backscattering of light; 9. Diffusing wave
spectroscopy; 10. Spectral properties of disordered metals; 11. Universal
conductance fluctuations; 12. Correlations of speckle patterns; 13.
Interactions and diffusion; 14. Orbital magnetism and persistent currents;
15. Formulary; Index. 
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which one can learn the subject even without a teacher.' Carlo Beenakker,
'… highly recommended to both opticians and
researchers interested in nanoelectronic devices.
Applications to coldatom and BEC systems can also be visualized.' Joe Imry, Weizmann Institute of Science
'… unique in equipping the reader with a powerful,
complete, and yet very intuitive, diagrammatic tool box for computing all
quantities of interest for mesoscopic physics
problems dealing with diffusive, weaklyinteracting particles.' Michel Devoret,
'… probably the most extensive effort thus
far to provide an introduction and overview of wave transmission through
objects with many scattering centers.' Markus Buttiker,
'Invaluable to anybody already working in the
field, but also highly recommended for newcomers.' Ad Lagendijk, University professor Amsterdam
Eric Akkermans
Gilles Montambaux