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I want to learn Fock-space. Can somebody point me to a useful textbook where the basics are covered? Or even a good textbook where a chapter or two cover it?

Many thanks in advance!

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I want to learn Fock-space. Can somebody point me to a useful textbook where the basics are covered? Or even a good textbook where a chapter or two cover it?

Many thanks in advance!

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The Schroedinger Equation for many identical particles can be rewritten as a quantum field theory. This rewriting is called second quantization, and the Hilbert space is described as a Fock space.

http://yclept.ucdavis.edu/course/242/2Q_Fradkin.pdf

http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phys7450/phys7450_sp10/notes/2nd_quantization.pdf

http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~nayak/many_body.pdf

http://yclept.ucdavis.edu/course/242/2Q_Fradkin.pdf

http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phys7450/phys7450_sp10/notes/2nd_quantization.pdf

http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~nayak/many_body.pdf

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The standard textbook is

A. L. Fetter, J. D. Walecka, Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems

A. L. Fetter, J. D. Walecka, Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems

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I found two good books:

N. N. Bogoliubov, D. V. Shirkov, Introduction to axiomatic quantum field theory

Silvan S. Schweber, An Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Although Fock space is only treated in certain chapters in these books I liked the concise and very clear treatment.

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I'll also check atyy links! Thanks everybody! your help is very much appreciated!

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