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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 8.514 (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Strongly Correlated Systems in Condensed Matter Physics 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Physics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Leonid Levitov 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 8.514 Strongly Correlated Systems in Condensed Matter Physics

    Fall 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course includes lecture notesproblem sets, and a term paper project.

    Course Description

    In this course we shall develop theoretical methods suitable for the description of the many-body phenomena, such as Hamiltonian second-quantized operator formalism, Greens functions, path integral, functional integral, and the quantum kinetic equation. The concepts to be introduced include, but are not limited to, the random phase approximation, the mean field theory (aka saddle-point, or semiclassical approximation), the tunneling dynamics in imaginary time, instantons, Berry phase, coherent state path integral, renormalization group.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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