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October 11, 2022

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This is the second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids.

Topics covered include linear response theory; the physics of disorder; superconductivity; the local moment and itinerant magnetism; the Kondo problem and Fermi liquid theory.

Course Curriculum

  • Fluctuation dissipation theorem Unlimited
  • Scattering Unlimited
  • General properties of response function Unlimited
  • f-sum rule Unlimited
  • Kubo formula Unlimited
  • Sensitivity to boundary conditions Unlimited
  • Scaling theory of localization Unlimited
  • Mott variable range hopping Unlimited
  • Transverse response of superconductor Unlimited
  • Microscopic derivation of London equation Unlimited
  • Effect of disorder Unlimited
  • Quasiparticles and coherence factors Unlimited
  • Tunnelling and Josephson effect Unlimited
  • Local moment magnetism Unlimited
  • Exchange interaction Unlimited
  • Ferromagnetic and anti-ferromagnetic spin waves Unlimited
  • Spin flop transition and neutron scattering Unlimited
  • Band magnetism and stoner theory Unlimited
  • Mean field theory and spin density wave Unlimited
  • Local moment in metals and Friedel sum rule Unlimited
  • Anderson model and Kondo problem Unlimited
  • Singlet ground state and Kondo resonance Unlimited
  • Fermi liquid theory and electron spectral function Unlimited
  • Landau parameters Unlimited
  • Fermi liquid interpretation of Kondo ground state Unlimited

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