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A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics

A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics
Author: Philip L. Taylor - Olle Heinonen
ISBN 13: 9780521778275
ISBN 10: 521778271
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2002-03-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 426
List Price: $110.00

A self-contained introductory text on the theory underlying the properties of solids and quantum liquids.


Assuming only an elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics, this text explores methods for performing calculations and making predictions of complex phenomena that occur in solids and quantum liquids. Emphasis is on reaching results by direct and intuitive methods and avoiding mathematical complexity. Readers are lead from an introduction to quasiparticles and collective excitations through advanced concepts of skyrmions and composite fermions. The text is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, materials science, and electrical engineering. Chapter problems are included. Taylor teaches physics at Case Western Reserve University. Heinonen has taught at the university level and now works in the private sector. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)