A quantum approach to condensed matter physics / Philip L. Taylor, Olle Heinonen.

By: Taylor, Philip L. (Philip Lester)
Contributor(s): Heinonen, O
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©2002Description: 1 online resource (x, 414 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0511014465; 9780511014468; 9780511998782; 0511998783Subject(s): Condensed matter | Quantum theory | Matière condensée | Théorie quantique | SCIENCE -- Physics -- Condensed Matter | Condensed matter | Quantum theory | Kondensierte Materie | Festkörpertheorie | Quantenphysik | Vastestoffysica | Kwantummechanica | Atomic Physics | Physics | Physical Sciences & Mathematics | Física da máteria condensada | Mecânica quânticaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Quantum approach to condensed matter physics.DDC classification: 530.4/1 LOC classification: QC173.454 | .T39 2002ebOther classification: 33.60 | UP 1000 | UP 3600 | PHY 602f Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Semiclassical introduction -- Second quantization and the electron gas -- Boson systems -- One-electron theory -- Density functional theory -- Electron-phonon interactions -- Superconductivity -- Semiclassical theory of conductivity in metals -- Mesoscopic physics -- The quantum Hall effect -- The Kondo effect and heavy fermions.
Subject: ' This textbook is an accessible introduction to the theory underlying the many fascinating properties of solids. Assuming only an elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics, it describes the methods by which one can perform calculations and make predictions of some of the many complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids. The emphasis is on reaching important results by direct and intuitive methods, and avoiding unnecessary mathematical complexity. Designed as a self-contained text that starts at an elementary level and proceeds to more advanced topics, this book is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, materials science, and electrical engineering. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter, with solutions available to lecturers. The coverage of some of the most recent developments in condensed matter physics will also appeal to experienced scientists in industry and academia working on electrical properties of materials.' from publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-410) and index.

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Semiclassical introduction -- Second quantization and the electron gas -- Boson systems -- One-electron theory -- Density functional theory -- Electron-phonon interactions -- Superconductivity -- Semiclassical theory of conductivity in metals -- Mesoscopic physics -- The quantum Hall effect -- The Kondo effect and heavy fermions.

' This textbook is an accessible introduction to the theory underlying the many fascinating properties of solids. Assuming only an elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics, it describes the methods by which one can perform calculations and make predictions of some of the many complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids. The emphasis is on reaching important results by direct and intuitive methods, and avoiding unnecessary mathematical complexity. Designed as a self-contained text that starts at an elementary level and proceeds to more advanced topics, this book is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, materials science, and electrical engineering. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter, with solutions available to lecturers. The coverage of some of the most recent developments in condensed matter physics will also appeal to experienced scientists in industry and academia working on electrical properties of materials.' from publisher's description.

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