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'... this work is so well written that it succeeds in making even the most intricate and abstruse models admirably clear ... it is timely in that it brings the reader completely up to date on most of the newer approaches currently in vogue ... eminently suitable for researchers in the field ... could also be read with interest by advanced students because the numerous info sections elucidate and expand upon the many themes addressed ... this very attractive book will remain a standard reference work in its field for years to come.' Dennis Rouvray, Chemistry World

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A pedagogical introduction to quantum field theory in many-particle physics, this book complements graduate level courses on many-particle theory. It contains two new chapters developing path integral approaches to classical and quantum nonequilibrium phenomena, and includes extended and challenging problems with fully worked solutions.
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  • Hardcover: 786 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (April 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521769752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521769754
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.6 x 9.7 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Potter on November 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book presents condensed matter field theory from a very modern standpoint, using the language of (euclidean space) path integrals. In addition to a good discussion on mean field theory, the includes more modern topics, and includes extensive discussions of the renormalization group, topological field theories. Furthermore, the coverage is very intuitive, but simultaneously does not shy away from the more subtle technical details. The authors are also careful to point out and explain potential points of confusion. Finally, there are a number of excercises (each accompanied by a brief solution, which makes the book great for self-study!).

In summary, this book is the most readible introduction to condensed matter field theory that I've come across. It's a necessary, and welcome addition to the current literature.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Eberth A. Correa on January 23, 2007
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This book is a good introduction to Field Theory applied in condensed matter physics. In dealing with two difficult subjects the authors do it in a very simple language. This is very important either to beginners or experts. There are very good solved examples to illustrate each section. Besides, there are small boxes citing the people behind the development of the issue.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D. Jin on February 4, 2007
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This is an extremely well-written book, which covers almost all the modern topics in condensed matter physics while keeps the physics and mathematics clear and simple.

It is an invaluable reference or textbook for graduate students who are interested in theoretical condensed matter physics, esp. in strongly correlated systems.

It is almost the best book I have seen for a graduate student to study the functional method, renormalization-group theory, etc., applied to condensed matter systems.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G.Z. on April 19, 2011
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Path integral techniques becomes very prevailing in condensed matter theory. I tried several times to start it with not much progress. This book is excellent starting point if you have already know a little about diagrammatic approach (such as Abrikosov, Mahan, or Fetter). You do not need to be an expert in diagrammatic approach to start it though. And you don't need to have any background in a normal quantum field theory with context of high-energy. This book contains a chapter about Hubbard-Stratonovich transformation, which is most useful and pertinent to condensed matter, and explains it very clear. Also, the book has an interesting comment on perturbative approach (Ch. 5) and present it in a concise but clear way.

The problems in the book are detailed and have answers afterward. They complement the main text very well and actually can be read as the application of the ideas in main text instead of simple exercises. Also they are not too far away from the real research.

I just wish I met this book earlier and it helps me immensely with my work.
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This book is very clearly written, with good motivation and broad explanations for the underlying philosophy of condensed matter physics. It introduces important and instructive examples for fairly thorough study, with each example clearly building on the previous one.
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