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A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics

A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics

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  • Date Published: March 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778275

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  • 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.

    • An accessible introduction to condensed matter physics
    • Contains coverage of developments in the field
    • Each chapter includes numerous exercises with solutions available from
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    "Taylor and Heinonen have prepared a fine graduate-level introduction to the traditional core of condensed matter physics, the quantum theory of solids... Taylor's book is a worthwhile addition for any university with a graduate program in condensed matter physics of related fields." Choice

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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
    7. Superconductivity
    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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    Philip L. Taylor, Olle Heinonen

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    • Quantum Trasport
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    Philip L. Taylor, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio

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