214 pages | 22 B/W Illus.
This book consolidates the older and more recent concepts on weakly-interacting fermions where traditional many-body techniques are adequate. Targeting primarily the advanced undergraduates and graduates, the author has included plenty of examples and problems from contemporary topics of research.
Part I: Phenomenology of Fermi Liquids. Quasiparticle Concept. Pomeranchuk Stability Conditions. Collective Excitations and Zero Sound. Scattering Theory. Fermi liquid regime of the Kondo problem. Part II: Fermi liquid regime of the Kondo problem. Response of an Ideal Fermi Gas. Collective Excitations. Effect of Disorder on Electron Interactions. Bridging Phenomenological and Microscopic Aspects. Part III: Beyond Fermi Liquid Theory. Effect of Ampere Forces in Fermi Liquids. Overscreened Kondo Model and Nozi`eres-Blandin Theory. Part IV: Open Questions. Electron Lifetime in a Mesoscopic Conductor. Marginal Fermi Liquids.