Shankar, Ramamurti,

Quantum field theory and condensed matter : an introduction / Ramamurti Shankar (Yale University, Connecticut). - Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. - xiv, 439 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. - Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics . - Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics review -- Ising model in d = 0 and d = 1 -- Statistical to quantum mechanics -- Quantum to statistical mechanics -- Feynman path integral -- Coherent state path integrals for spins, bosons and fermions -- The two-dimensional Ising model -- Exact solution of the two-dimensional Ising model -- Majorana fermions -- Gauge theories -- The renormalization group -- Critical phenomena: the puzzle and resolution -- RG for the [phi]4 model -- Two views of renormalization -- RG for non-relativistic fermions: I -- RG for non-relativistic fermions: II -- Bosonization I: the fermion-boson dictionary -- Bosonization II: selected applications -- Duality and triality -- Techniques for the QHE.

This book provides a review of the application of quantum field theory to condensed matter systems, introducing important techniques in condensed matter theory.

9780521592109 0521592100

2017032917


Quantum field theory.
Condensed matter.

QC174.45 / .S475 2017

530.14/3