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PHYS645: Electron Theory of Solids I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Fall, Class 3, cr. 3.


PHYS 601, PHYS 545, and PHYS 661, or equivalent.

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Theory of the electron liquid; Fermi liquid theory; Feynman diagrams and path integrals; collective modes and screening; linear response and fluctuation-dissipation theorems; transport; impurity scattering; transport in interacting mesoscopic systems; magnetism; Bosonic superfluids; BCS and Landau-Ginzburg theories of superconductivity.


Lyanda-Geller, Yuli


Textbook(s) for Fall 2014
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
REQUIRED: Solid State Physics Ashcroft/Mermin 1st 978-0030839931 Brooks/Cole Required
REQUIRED: Superlattices and Other HeterostructuRes: Symmetry and Optical Phenomena (Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences) E. Ivchenko & G. Pikus 2nd; (May 9, 1997) 978-3642-644931 Springer Required
RECOMMENDED: Quantum Theory of the Electron Liquid Gabriele Giuliani & Giovanni Vignale June 19, 2008 978-0521527965 Cambridge University Press Optional
REQUIRED: Quantum Theory of Solids (Paperback) Charles Kittel 2nd; Revised edition (April 2, 1987) 978-0471624127 Wiley Required
RECOMMENDED: Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics Eduardo Fradkin 2nd; (April 15, 2013) 978-0521764445 Cambridge University Press Optional
RECOMMENDED: Principles of Condensed Matter Physics P.M. Chaikin & T.C. Lubensky (October 9, 2000) 978-0521794503 Cambridge University Press Optional

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