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# Condensed Matter Physics

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## subcategories

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**A Primer on Quantum Fluids**

by **Carlo F. Barenghi, Nick G. Parker** - **Springer** , **2016**

This book introduces the theoretical description of quantum fluids. The focus is on gaseous atomic Bose-Einstein condensates and, to a minor extent, superfluid helium, but the underlying concepts are relevant to other forms of quantum fluids.

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**Interface-Induced Phenomena in Magnetism**

by **Frances Hellman, et al.** - **arXiv** , **2016**

This book reviews static and dynamic interfacial effects in magnetism, focusing on interfacially-driven magnetic effects and phenomena associated with spin-orbit coupling and intrinsic symmetry breaking at interfaces. It focuses on recent progress...

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**Response Theory of the Electron-Phonon Coupling**

by **R. Starke, G. A. H. Schober** - **arXiv** , **2016**

Systematic theoretical enquiry concerning the conceptual foundations and the nature of phonon-mediated electron-electron interactions. We propose a simple scheme to decouple the electrons and nuclei of a crystalline solid via effective interactions.

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**Many-body Physics with Ultracold Gases**

by **Immanuel Bloch, Jean Dalibard, Wilhelm Zwerger** , **2008**

This paper reviews recent experimental and theoretical progress concerning many-body phenomena in dilute, ultracold gases. It focuses on effects beyond standard weak-coupling descriptions, such as the Mott-Hubbard transition in optical lattices, etc.

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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.

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**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.

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**Playing with Marbles: Structural and Thermodynamic Properties of Hard-Sphere Systems**

by **AndrĂ©s 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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**N-body Problem**

by **AndrĂ©-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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**Percolation Theory**

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.

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**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.

(**4291** views)

**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.

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**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.

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**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.

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**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.

(**11342** views)

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