Lectures: MW 2:30pm – 3:45pm, HCB 316.
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.
Course Web Page: http://courses.physics.fsu.edu/~phy5670-spring17
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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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