Advanced Solid State Physics (2nd Revised edition)

Advanced Solid State Physics (2nd Revised edition)

By: Philip Phillips (author)Hardback

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Providing an up-to-date and lucid presentation of phenomena across modern advanced-level solid state physics, this new edition builds on an elementary understanding to introduce students to the key research topics with the minimum of mathematics. It covers cutting-edge topics, including electron transport and magnetism in solids. It is the first book to explain topological insulators and strongly correlated electrons. Explaining solid state physics in a clear and detailed way, it also has over 50 exercises for students to test their knowledge. In addition to the extensive discussion of magnetic impurity problems, bosonization, quantum phase transitions, and disordered systems from the first edition, the new edition includes such topics as topological insulators, high-temperature superconductivity and Mott insulators, renormalization group for Fermi liquids, spontaneous symmetry breaking, zero and finite-temperature Green functions, and the Kubo formalism. Figures from the book and solutions to student exercises are available online at

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Philip Phillips is Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois. As a theoretical condensed matter physicist he has an international reputation for his work on transport in disordered and strongly correlated low-dimensional systems.


1. Introduction; 2. Non-interacting electron gas; 3. Born-Oppenheimer approximation; 4. Second quantization; 5. Hartree-Fock approximation; 6. Interacting electron gas; 7. Local magnetic moments in metals; 8. Quenching of local moments: the Kondo problem; 9. Screening and plasmons; 10. Bosonization; 11. Electron-lattice interactions; 12. Superconductivity in metals; 13. Disorder: localization and exceptions; 14. Quantum phase transitions; 15. Quantum hall and other topological states; 16. Electrons at strong coupling: mottness; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780521194907
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 413
  • ID: 9780521194907
  • weight: 1040
  • ISBN10: 0521194903
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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