Quantum field theory in condensed matter physics [EBook] / Alexei M. Tsvelik.
Quantum field theory in condensed matter physics [EBook] / Alexei M. Tsvelik.
This book is a course in modern quantum field theory as seen through the eyes of a theorist working in condensed matter physics. It contains a gentle introduction to the subject and therefore can be used even by graduate students. The introductory parts include a derivation of the path integral repr...
Personal Name(s):  Tsvelik, Alexei M., (author) 

Edition: 
Second edition. 
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2003

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xvi, 357 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780521822848 9780521529808 9780511615832 
Subject (LOC):  
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This book is a course in modern quantum field theory as seen through the eyes of a theorist working in condensed matter physics. It contains a gentle introduction to the subject and therefore can be used even by graduate students. The introductory parts include a derivation of the path integral representation, Feynman diagrams and elements of the theory of metals including a discussion of LandauFermi liquid theory. In later chapters the discussion gradually turns to more advanced methods used in the theory of strongly correlated systems. The book contains a thorough exposition of such nonperturbative techniques as 1/Nexpansion, bosonization (Abelian and nonAbelian), conformal field theory and theory of integrable systems. The book is intended for graduate students, postdoctoral associates and independent researchers working in condensed matter physics. 