Principles of Condensed Matter Physics
Now in paperback, this book provides an overview of the physics of condensed matter systems. Assuming a familiarity with the basics of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, the book establishes a general framework for describing condensed phases of matter based on symmetries and conservation laws. After surveying the structure and properties of materials with differ...more
Paperback, 717 pages
Published October 9th 2000 by Cambridge University Press
(first published June 22nd 1995)
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Aug 20, 2007 Rachele rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: condensed matter physicists... duh
This book is great- I regularly use it for reference. I took a reading course about 5 years ago using the last couple of chapters of this book (topolical defects and stuff) and I remember that there were lots of typos. But whatev. I mean, it's a long book to write.