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The Fundamentals of Density Functional Theory
by Helmut Eschrig - University of Technology Dresden , 2013
A thorough introduction to the theoretical basis of density functional methods in a form which is both rigorous and yet concise. It is aimed for those who want to get a deeper insight into the meaning of the results of practical calculations.
Quantum Theory of Condensed Matter
by John Chalker - Oxford University , 2013
I aim to discuss a reasonably wide range of quantum-mechanical phenomena from condensed matter physics, with an emphasis mainly on physical ideas. The most important prerequisite is some understanding of second quantization for fermions and bosons.
Playing with Marbles: Structural and Thermodynamic Properties of Hard-Sphere Systems
by Andrés Santos - arXiv , 2013
This is an overview of equilibrium statistical mechanics of classical fluids, with special applications to the structural and thermodynamic properties of systems made of particles interacting via the hard-sphere potential or related model potentials.
The ABC of Density Functional Theory
by Kieron Burke, et al. - University of California, Irvine , 2007
DFT is not just another way of solving the Schroedinger equation. Density functional theory is a completely different, rigorous way of approaching any interacting problem, by mapping it exactly to a much easier-to-solve non-interacting problem.
Condensed Matter Physics With Light And Atoms
by Antoine Georges - arXiv , 2007
Various topics at the interface between condensed matter physics and the physics of ultra-cold fermionic atoms in optical lattices are discussed. Lectures given at the Enrico Fermi Summer School on 'Ultracold Fermi Gases' in 2006.
Making, probing and understanding ultracold Fermi gases
by Wolfgang Ketterle, Martin W. Zwierlein - arXiv , 2008
This text summarizes the experimental frontier of ultra cold fermionic gases. It is based on three lectures which one of the authors gave at the Varenna summer school describing the experimental techniques used to study ultracold fermionic gases.
Phases and Phase Transitions in Disordered Quantum Systems
by Thomas Vojta - arXiv , 2013
These lecture notes give a pedagogical introduction to phase transitions in disordered quantum systems and to the exotic Griffiths phases induced in their vicinity. The author also presents a number of experimental examples.
Lectures on the Density Functional Theory
by Andrei Postnikov - Universite de Lorraine , 2009
Contents: Thomas-Fermi method; Hartree-Fock formalism; Total energy as functional of electron density; Practical implementation of DFT and HF calculation schemes; Response properties in ab initio schemes; Order-N methods; Lattice dynamics.
Lecture Notes on Condensed Matter Physics
by Daniel Arovas - University of California, San Diego , 2010
These lecture notes are intended to supplement a graduate level course in condensed matter physics. From the table of contents: Introductory Information; Boltzmann Transport; Mesoscopia; Linear Response Theory; Magnetism.
Simulations of Quantum Many Body Systems
by Mark Jarrell - Louisiana State University , 2011
Contents: The Equilibrium Green Function Method; Dynamical Mean Field and Dynamical Cluster Approximation; Hirsh Fye and Continuous time Quantum Monte Carlo Methods; The Maximum Entropy Method for analytic continuation of QMC data; etc.
by André-Marie Tremblay , 2011
These notes cover the formalism of correlation functions and perturbation theory, adiabatic continuity and broken symmetry -- the most important basic principles of condensed matter physics, and modern problems and more recent calculational tools.
Optical Microscopy of Soft Matter Systems
by T. Lee, B. Senyuk, R. P. Trivedi, I. I. Smalyukh - arXiv , 2011
The aim of this text is to introduce a variety of optical microscopy techniques available to soft matter researchers, starting from basic principles and finishing with a discussion of the most advanced microscopy systems.
Statistical Mechanics and the Physics of the Many-Particle Model Systems
by A. L. Kuzemsky - arXiv , 2011
The development of methods of quantum statistical mechanics is considered in light of their applications to quantum solid-state theory. We discuss fundamental problems of the physics of magnetic materials and methods of quantum theory of magnetism.
Modern Computational Methods in Solids
by Adrian Feiguin - University of Wyoming , 2009
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a series of paradigmatic physical problems in condensed matter, using the computer to solve them. The course will feel like a natural extension of introductory condensed matter.
The Condensed Matter Physics of QCD
by Krishna Rajagopal, Frank Wilczek - arXiv , 2000
Important progress in understanding the behavior of hadronic matter at high density has been achieved recently. We discuss the phase diagram of QCD as a function of temperature and density, and close with a look at possible astrophysical signatures.
by Kim Christensen - MIT , 2002
Percolation theory is the simplest model displaying a phase transition. The aim of the percolation theory course is to provide a challenging and stimulating introduction to a selection of topics within modern theoretical condensed matter physics.
Quantum Condensed Matter Physics
by Chetan Nayak - University of California , 2004
Contents: Basic Formalism; Goldstone Modes and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking; Critical Fluctuations and Phase Transitions; Symmetry-Breaking In Fermion Systems; Gauge Fields and Fractionalization; Localized and Extended Excitations in Dirty Systems.
Quantum Theory of Large Systems of Non-Relativistic Matter
by J. Froehlich, U.M. Studer, E. Thiran - arXiv , 1995
From the table of contents: The Pauli Equation and its Symmetries; Gauge Invariance in Non-Relativistic Quantum Many-Particle Systems; Some Key Effects Related to the U(1)xSU(2) Gauge Invariance of Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics; and more.
An Introduction to Symmetric Spaces
by Ulrika Magnea - arXiv , 2002
In this text we give a self-contained introduction to symmetric spaces and their main characteristics. We take an algebraic approach; therefore it is not necessary to know almost anything about differential geometry to be able to follow the outline.
Introduction to Many Body Physics
by Piers Coleman - Rutgers University , 2004
Many body physics provides the framework for understanding the collective behavior of vast assemblies of interacting particles. This text provides an introduction to this field, introducing you to the main techniques and concepts.
Boulevard of Broken Symmetries
by Adriaan M.J. Schakel - arXiv , 1998
This textbook covers the main topics in contemporary condensed matter physics. The unique and innovative character of this presentation, free of historical constraints, allows for a compact and self-contained treatment of the main topics.
The Universe in a Helium Droplet
by Grigory E. Volovik - Oxford University Press , 2003
There are fundamental relations between two vast areas of physics: particle physics and cosmology (micro- and macro-worlds). The main goal of this book is to establish and define the connection of these two fields with condensed matter physics.