Modern Condensed Matter Physics
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Modern Condensed Matter Physics brings together the most important advances in the field of recent decades. It provides instructors teaching graduate-level condensed matter courses with a comprehensive and in-depth textbook that will prepare graduate students for research or further study as well as reading more advanced and specialized books and research literature in the field. This textbook covers the basics of crystalline solids as well as analogous optical lattices and photonic crystals, while discussing cutting-edge topics such as disordered systems, mesoscopic systems, many-body systems, quantum magnetism, Bose–Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement, and superconducting quantum bits. Students are provided with the appropriate mathematical background to understand the topological concepts that have been permeating the field, together with numerous physical examples ranging from the fractional quantum Hall effect to topological insulators, the toric code, and majorana fermions. Exercises, commentary boxes, and appendices afford guidance and feedback for beginners and experts alike.Read more
- Discusses cutting-edge topics such as disordered systems, mesoscopic systems, many-body systems, quantum magnetism, Bose–Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement, and superconducting quantum bits
- Provides the necessary background in mathematics to facilitate understanding of the topological concepts in the field
- Includes numerous physical examples ranging from the fractional quantum Hall effect to topological insulators, and majorana fermions
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'Finally, an excellent introductory graduate text for the modern era of quantum condensed matter physics! Girvin and Yang deftly describe the transformative advances in the field, highlighting the close connection between theory and experiment. Highly recommended to all, from physics students to researchers seeking to reset their foundations.' Subir Sachdev, Harvard University, MassachusettsSee more reviews
'This book is a milestone for condensed matter physics that covers the field from Bragg scattering to superconductivity and topology of the electronic band structure with clarity and depth. It is an inspiring text and a reference for anyone in the field.' Richard Martin, University of Illinois
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- Date Published: February 2019
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108573610
- contains: 247 b/w illus. 2 tables
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Table of Contents
1. Overview of condensed matter physics
2. Spatial structure
3 Lattices and symmetries
4. Neutron scattering
5. Dynamics of lattice vibrations
6. Quantum theory of harmonic crystals
7. Electronic structure of crystals
8. Semiclassical transport theory
10. Non-local transport in mesoscopic systems
11. Anderson localization
12. Integer quantum Hall effect
13. Topology and Berry phase
14. Topological insulators and semimetals
15. Interacting electrons
16. Fractional quantum Hall effect
18. Bose–Einstein condensation and superuidity
19. Superconductivity: basic phenomena and phenomenological theories
20. Microscopic theory of superconductivity
Appendix A. Linear response theory
Appendix B. The Poisson summation formula
Appendix C. Tunneling and scanning tunneling microscopy
Appendix D. Brief primer on topology
Appendix E. Scattering matrices, unitarity and reciprocity
Appendix F. Quantum entanglement in condensed matter physics
Appendix G. Linear reponse and noise in electrical circuits
Appendix H. Functional differentiation
Appendix I. Low-energy effective hamiltonians
Appendix J. Introduction to second quantization
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