Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

This course in modern quantum field theory for condensed matter physics includes a derivation of the path integral representation, Feynman diagrams and elements of the theory of metals. Alexei Tsvelik also covers Landau Fermi liquid theory and gradually turns to more advanced methods used in the theory of strongly correlated systems. The book contains a thorough exposition of such non-perturbative techniques, as 1/N-expansion, bosonization (Abelian and non-Abelian), conformal field theory and theory of integrable systems. First edition Hb (1995): 0-521-45467-0 First edition Pb (1996): 0-521-58989-4


"...the book will, as intended, find its greatest value in bridging the gap between courses based on one or another of the standard texts and the current research literature on low dimensional electron and spin model systems. The author's breezy writing style brightens the text." Physics Today

'Throughout the whole book, the key concepts of QFT related to condensed matter physics are concisely introduced, with examples and excercises added at the end of the chapters when necessary and references listed for each chapter …' Materials Research Bulletin