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Boulevard of Broken Symmetries: Effective Field Theories of Condensed Matter Hardcover – October 28, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-9812813909 ISBN-10: 981281390X

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  • Hardcover: 412 pages
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company (October 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 981281390X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9812813909
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,695,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Boulevard of Broken Symmetries is written in a style that will have particular appeal to students of statistical mechanics and field theory who wish to learn about interacting condensed-matter systems. The book's breadth of coverage is also attractive ... I consider Boulevard of Broken Symmetries to be a courageous attempt to reformulate how to teach the field theory of condensed-matter physics ... its broad scope will certainly be attractive to those with a field-theory background who are seeking a rapid introduction to the bustling many-body physics subfield of condensed matter. --Physics Today

This book deserves a place in the bookcase of every theoretical physicist who wishes to have a clear exposition of the field theoretic approach to modern condensed matter physics. --Contemporary Physics

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tiago Saraiva on May 9, 2012
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Prof. Schakel was in Brazil for a few years and gave this course in one semester. This is a great book with a very modern approach and powerful physical and mathematical techniques to condensed matter systems.
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