Boulevard of Broken Symmetries
by Adriaan M.J. Schakel
Publisher: arXiv 1998
Number of pages: 158
This textbook covers the main topics in contemporary condensed matter physics in a modern and unified way, using quantum field theory in the functional-integral approach. The book highlights symmetry aspects in acknowledging that much of the collective behaviors of condensed matter systems at low temperatures emerge above a nontrivial ground state, which spontaneously breaks the symmetry.
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