Statistical mechanics and applications in condensed matter / Carlo Di Castro and Roberto Raimondi.
By: Di Castro, Carlo [author].
Contributor(s): Raimondi, Roberto [author].
Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: xv, 531 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781107039407.Subject(s): Statistical mechanics  Condensed matter  Thermodynamics  Manybody problemDDC classification: 530.41Item type  Current location  Call number  Status  Date due  Barcode  Item holds  

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"This volume is based on a series of lectures we have given along the decades at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral level"Preface.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Thermodynamics: a brief overview;
2. Kinetics;
3. From Boltzmann to Gibbs;
4. More ensembles;
5. The thermodynamic limit and its thermodynamic stability;
6. Density matrix and quantum statistical mechanics;
7. The quantum gases;
8. Meanfield theories and critical phenomena;
9. Second quantization and HartreeFock approximation;
10. Linear response and fluctuationdissipation theorem in quantum systems: equilibrium and small deviations;
11. Brownian motion and transport in disordered systems;
12. Fermi liquids;
13. The Landau theory of the second order phase transitions; 14. The LandauWilson model for critical phenomena;
15. Superfluidity and superconductivity;
16. The scaling theory;
17. The renormalization group approach;
18. Thermal Green functions;
19. The microscopic foundations of Fermi liquids;
20. The Luttinger liquid;
21. Quantum interference effects in disordered electron systems;
Appendix A. The central limit theorem;
Appendix B. Some useful properties of the Euler Gamma function;
Appendix C. Proof of the second theorem of Yang and Lee; Appendix D. The most probable distribution for the quantum gases;
Appendix E. FermiDirac and BoseEinstein integrals;
Appendix F. The Fermi gas in a uniform magnetic field: Landau diamagnetism;
Appendix G. Ising and gaslattice models;
Appendix H. Sum over discrete Matsubara frequencies; Appendix I. Hydrodynamics of the twofluid model of superfluidity;
Appendix J. The Cooper problem in the theory of superconductivity;
Appendix K. Superconductive fluctuations phenomena; Appendix L. Diagrammatic aspects of the exact solution of the Tomonaga Luttinger model;
Appendix M. Details on the theory of the disordered Fermi.
This innovative and modular textbook combines classical topics in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and manybody theory with the latest developments in condensed matter physics research.
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