Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics (Marvin L. Cohen and Steven G. Louie)

  • Part 1 Basic concepts: electrons and phonons
    1. Concept of a solid: qualitative introduction and overview
      1. Classification of solids
      2. A first model of a solid: interacting atoms
      3. A second model: elementary excitations
      4. Elementary excitations associated with solids and liquids
      5. External probes
      6. Dispersion curves
      7. Graphical representation of elementary excitations and probe particles
      8. Interactions among particles
        1. Quasiparticle-quasiparticle interactions
        2. Quasiparticle-quasiparticle interactions
        3. Collective excitation interactions
    2. Electrons in crystals
      1. General Hamiltonian
      2. The Born-Oppenheimer adiabatic approximation
      3. The mean-field approximation
      4. The periodic potential approximation
      5. Translational symmetry, periodicity, and lattices
    3. Electronic energy bands
      1. Free electron model
      2. Symmetries and energy bands
        1. Symmetries and energy bands in one dimension
        2. Energy bands and gaps: the Kronig-Penney model
      3. Nearly-free electron model
      4. Tight-binding model
      5. Electron (or hole) velocity in a band and the f-sum rule
      6. Periodic boundary conditions and summing over band states
      7. Energy bands for materials
  • Part 2 Electron Interactions, Dynamics and Responses
  • Part 3 Optical and Transport Phenomena
  • Part 4 Many-body Effects, Superconductivity, Magnetism, and Lower-Dimensional Systems