Green's Functions for Solid State Physicists

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"Green's functions for Solid State Physicists" has helped introduce several generations of condensed matter physics graduate students to the very powerful ideas of quantum many body theory and some of their applications, particularly those in the physics of itinerant magnetism and superconductivity. It is pedagogical in philosophy, and is based on the idea of leading the reader to understanding sophisticated formalism through the study of simple examples which demonstrate the formal points. In the reprint edition, two new chapters have been added to the original text to provide an introduction to the recent developments in the physics of correlated electron systems and, in particular, of high-T[subscript c] superconductivity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860940804
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 4.82 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Imperial College Press Edition
Introduction: The Theory of Condensed Matter
Ch. 1 Lattice Dynamics in the Harmonic Approximation 1
Ch. 2 Lattice Dynamics at Finite Temperatures 29
Ch. 3 The Feynman-Dyson Expansion 45
Ch. 4 The Scattering of Fermions by a Localized Perturbation 68
Ch. 5 Electrons in the Presence of Many Impurities - the Theory of Electrical Resistance in Metals 96
Ch. 6 The Interacting Electron Gas 123
Ch. 7 The Magnetic Instability of the Interacting Electron Gas 157
Ch. 8 Interacting Electrons in the Atomic Limit 184
Ch. 9 Transient Response of the Fermi GAS - The X-Ray and Kondo Problems 198
Ch. 10 Superconductivity 220
Ch. 11 Strong Correlated Electron Systems: Heavy Fermions; the 1-Dimensional Electron Gas 235
Ch. 12 High T[subscript c] Superconductivity 259
App. 1 Second Quantization for Fermions and Bosons 283
App. 2 Time Correlation Functions and Green's Functions 290
Bibliography 296
Historical Note on George Green 309
Index 312
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