PHY5670 Quantum Many-Body Physics, Spring 2017


Lectures: MW 2:30pm 3:45pm, HCB 316.

Lecturer: Nick Bonesteel
Office: 410 Keen (Physics Department); A313 (Magnet Lab)
Tel.: (850) 644-2516 (Keen); (850) 644-7805 (Magnet Lab)

Office Hours: Office hours will be held on MW from 1:00pm 2:30pm. If these times are not convenient, please feel free to contact me at any time to arrange an appointment. (The best way to do this is by e-mail.)

Description: In this course we will develop the method of diagrammatic perturbation theory for the many-body problem and cover some basic applications.  Following the main text (Negele and Orland), the functional integral approach will be used.

Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics A&B, Statistical Mechanics.

Main Text:
John W. Negele and Henri Orland, Quantum Many-Particle Systems (Westview Press, 1998).  The course will cover Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5 of this book.

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Course Work:  There will be 6 homework assignments (60% of course grade) and one take home final exam (40% of course grade).





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