This book introduces significant topics at the frontiers of condensed matter physics. It is appealing to graduate students and also to mature scholars in other subfields of science who wish to obtain an overview of the considerable intellectual challenge of contemporary solid state physics.
Table of Contents
1. Noninteracting Electron Gas 2. Born-Oppenheimer Approximation 3. Second Quantization 4. Hartree-Fock Approximation 5. Interacting Electron Gas 6. Local Magnetic Moments in Metals 7. Quenching of Local Moments: The Kondo Problem 8. Screening and Plasmons 9. Bosonization 10. Electron-Lattice Interactions 11. Superconductivity 12. Localization: The Strong, the Weak, and the Defiant 13. Quantum Phase Transitions 14. Quantum Hall Effect