Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics is a clear introduction to some of the most significant concepts in the physics of condensed matter. The general principles of many-body physics and perturbation theory are emphasised, providing supportive mathematical structure. This is an expansion and restatement of the second half of Nobel Laureate Philip Anderson's classic Concepts in Solids.
Table of Contents
Basic principles I - broken symmetry; basic principles II - adiabatic continuity and renormalization; solids, quantum and otherwise; uses of the idea of the renormalization group in many-body physics; broken symmetry; topology; Bose systems; quantum solids; renormalization group.
Philip W Anderson