Lecture Notes on Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

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Descripción de editorial
The aim of this book is to introduce a graduate student to selected concepts in condensed matter physics for which the language of field theory is ideally suited. The examples considered in this book are those of superfluidity for weakly interacting bosons, collinear magnetism, and superconductivity. Quantum phase transitions are also treated in the context of quantum dissipative junctions and interacting fermions constrained to onedimensional position space. The style of presentation is sufficiently detailed and comprehensive that it only presumes familiarity with undergraduate physics.Contents:
Bosons:
The Harmonic Crystal
Bogoliubov Theory of a Dilute Bose Gas
NonLinearSigma Models
Kosterlitz–Thouless Transition
Fermions:
NonInteracting Fermions
Jellium Model for Electrons in a Solid
Superconductivity in the MeanField and RandomPhase Approximations
A Single Dissipative Josephson Junction
Abelian Bosonization in TwoDimensional Space and Time
Readership: Graduate students and researchers interested in field theory in condensed matter physics.
Key Features:
The book teaches important concepts in physics in a detailed and selfcontained way using a modern language (quantum field theory) that is compact, elegant, and commonly used in present research
The book introduces quantum field theory by deriving important concepts in condensed matter physics