**Boulevard of Broken Symmetries**

by Adriaan M.J. Schakel

**Publisher**: arXiv 1998**ISBN/ASIN**: 981281390X**Number of pages**: 158

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This textbook covers the main topics in contemporary condensed matter physics in a modern and unified way, using quantum field theory in the functional-integral approach. The book highlights symmetry aspects in acknowledging that much of the collective behaviors of condensed matter systems at low temperatures emerge above a nontrivial ground state, which spontaneously breaks the symmetry.

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