PHYSICS 620 - Advanced Condensed Matter Physics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Grading basis of 'S' or 'U'.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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This course reviews the developments in modern condensed matter physics, as well as their connections to and impacts on other branches of physics. The course presents the physical pictures for each of the topics, along with relevant experimental and theoretical techniques. The materials covered in this course include Green’s functions and Feynman diagrams, weakly-correlated electronic systems and the Fermi liquid theory of Landau, transport and localization, (quantum and classical) phase transitions and spontaneous symmetry breaking, the quantum Hall effect and topological insulators, strongly-correlated electronic systems and non-Fermi liquids, etc.

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PHYSICS 620 - Advanced Condensed Matter Physics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
4Graduate Standing
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0521764440
Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics, 2nd edition
ISBN: 069115175X
Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors
ISBN: 020141046X
Quantum statistical mechanics Green's function methods in equilibrium and nonequilibrium problems, Author: Leo P. Kadanoff ; Gordon Baym, Publisher: Perseus Books 8. print. 1989
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