1st Edition

Field Theories in Condensed Matter Physics

Edited By Sumathi Rao Copyright 2001
    424 Pages
    by CRC Press

    432 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The application of field theoretic techniques to problems in condensed matter physics has generated an array of concepts and mathematical techniques to attack a range of problems such as the theory of quantum phase transitions, the quantum Hall effect, and quantum wires. While concepts such as the renormalization group, topology, and bosonization have become necessary tools for the condensed matter physicist, enough open problems and interesting applications remain to drive much activity in this area in the coming years.

    Field Theories in Condensed Matter Physics presents a comprehensive survey of the concepts, techniques, and applications of the field. Written by experts and carefully edited, the book provides the necessary background for graduate students entering the area of modern condensed matter physics. It also supplies field theorists with a valuable introduction to the areas in condensed matter physics where field theoretic concepts can be fruitfully applied.

    Quantum Many Particle Physics
    Critical Phenomena
    Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
    Topological Defects
    Introduction to Bosonization
    Quantum Hall Effect
    Low-Dimensional Quantum Spin Systems


    Sumathi Rao Barish-Chandra Research Institute Allahabad

    "The book can be used as an informative text for those who desire to understand principles and ideas of the modern theories in condensed matter physics. The text can also help physicists studying the topics from the textbooks, who need some guide without being lost amidst the tedious lengthy calculations."
    -Pavol Kalinay, Acta Physica Slovaca, vol. 52, no. 5, October 2002