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Quantum field theory and condensed matter physics : an introduction

Author: Ramamurti Shankar
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a review of the application of quantum field theory to condensed matter systems, introducing important techniques in condensed matter theory.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ramamurti Shankar
ISBN: 9781139044349 1139044346 9780521592109 0521592100
OCLC Number: 1015861697
Notes: Hier auch später erschienene, unveränderte Nachdrucke.
Description: xiv, 439 Seiten. : Diagramme.
Contents: Preface; 1. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics review; 2. Ising model in d = 0 and d = 1; 3. Statistical to quantum mechanics; 4. Quantum to statistical mechanics; 5. Feynman path integral; 6. Coherent state path integrals for spins, bosons and fermions; 7. The two-dimensional Ising model; 8. Exact solution of the two-dimensional Ising model; 9. Majorana fermions; 10. Gauge theories; 11. The renormalization group; 12. Critical phenomena: the puzzle and resolution; 13. RG for the 4 model; 14. Two views of renormalization; 15. RG for non-relativistic fermions: I; 16. RG for non-relativistic fermions: II; 17. Bosonization I: the fermion-boson dictionary; 18. Bosonization II: selected applications; 19. Duality and triality; 20. Techniques for the QHE; Index.
Responsibility: R. Shankar (Yale University, Connecticut).

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