Advanced solid state physics
 Author/Creator
 Phillips, Philip (Philip W.)
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Boulder, CO : Westview Press, c2003.
 Physical description
 xiii, 386 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface Noninteracting Electron Gas BornOppenheimer Approximation Second Quantization HartreeFock Approximation Interacting Electron Gas Local Magnetic Moments in Metal Quenching of Local Moments: The Kondo Problem Screening and Plasmons Bosonization ElectronLattice Interactions Superconductivity Localization: The Strong, the Weak, and the Defiant Quantum Phase Transitions Quantum Hall Effect Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This is an advanced book on solid state physics with a pedagogical derivation of classic topics that immediately facilitates an examination of modern topics. While some mathematical techniques are present, this book focuses primarily on physics and a clear presentation of the key concepts that underlie such current research problems such as insulatorsuperconductor transitions and the quantum Hall effect. Second Keypoint: Professor Phillips provides an accurate exploration and solid foundation for students and researchers of this fastgrowing field.. Solid state physics continues to be the fastestgrowing subdiscipline in physics. This much anticipated new book provides ample background that underpins the principles of solid state physics, and moves quickly to an overview of current research in this fastmoving field. Upper division undergraduates and graduate students in physics who wish to pursue solid state physics research must master old topics, as well as problems of current interest. This book serves that purpose, and fills students' needs. }This is a modern book in solid state physics that should be accessible to anyone who has a working level of solid state physics at the Kittel or Ashcroft/Mermin level. The key point of this book is the development of classic topics in a way that makes it easy to present current topics. The book starts with the noninteracting electron gas and develops in great depth such topics of immense currency as the Kondo problem, Bosonizations, local moments in metals, quantum phase transitions, insulatorsuperconductor and insulatormetal transitions, and the quantum Hall effect. The presentation of these topics starts from the beginning where no prior knowledge is assumed. Hence, this book should be extremely useful to those seeking an introduction tot he practice of modern solid state physics. }.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Solid state physics.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2003
 Responsibility
 Philip Phillips.
 ISBN
 0813340152
 0813340144
 9780813340159
 9780813340142