This invaluable book deals with the many-electron theory of the solid state. Mastery of the material in it will equip the reader for research in areas such as high-temperature superconductors and the fractional quantum Hall effect. The whole book has been designed to provide the diligent reader with a wide variety of approaches to many-electron theory.The level of the book is suitable for research workers and higher-degree students in a number of disciplines, embracing theoretical physics, materials science and solid-state chemistry. It should be useful not only to theorists in these areas but also to experimental scientists who desire to orient their programmes to address outstanding questions raised by many-body theory.
Many-body effects in jellium, M.P. Tosi; solids with weak and strong electron correlations, P. Fulde; ground and low-lying excited states of interacting electron systems - a survey and some critical analyses, B. Farid; failure of Fermi liquid theory in two and three dimensions, G. Baskaran; quantum phase transitions in electronic systems, T.R. Kirkpatrick and D. Belitz; density matrices, density functional theory and quantum Monte Carlo calculations, N.H. March.