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Modern Condensed Matter Physics

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Steven M. Girvin, Yale University, Connecticut, Kun Yang, Florida State University


Modern Condensed Matter Physics brings together the most important advances in the field of recent decades. It provides instructors teaching graduate-level condensed matter courses with a comprehensive and in-depth textbook that will prepare graduate students for research or further study as well as reading more advanced and specialized books and research literature in the field. This textbook covers the basics of crystalline solids as well as analogous optical lattices and photonic crystals, while discussing cutting-edge topics such as disordered systems,…

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  • Discusses cutting-edge topics such as disordered systems, mesoscopic systems, many-body systems, quantum magnetism, Bose–Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement, and superconducting quantum bits
  • Provides the necessary background in mathematics to facilitate understanding of the topological concepts in the field
  • Includes numerous physical examples ranging from the fractional quantum Hall effect to topological insulators, and majorana fermions

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