This reader-friendly introduction to the theory that underlies the many fascinating properties of solids assumes only an elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics. Taylor and Heinonen describe the methods for performing calculations and making predictions of some of the many complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids. Their book, aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, leads the reader from the fundamental behavior of electrons and atoms in solids to the most recently explored manifestations of the quantum nature of condensed matter.Read more
- An accessible introduction to condensed matter physics
- Contains coverage of developments in the field
- Each chapter includes numerous exercises with solutions available from firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Date Published: March 2002
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521778275
- length: 426 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.68kg
- contains: 88 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Semiclassical introduction
2. Second quantization and the electron gas
3. Boson systems
4. One-electron theory
5. Density functional theory
6. Electron-phonon interactions
8. Semiclassical theory of conductivity in metals
9. Mesoscopic systems
10. The quantum Hall effect
11. Kondo effect and heavy fermions.
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