Many-body quantum mechanics provides a way to describe systems consisting of many particles based on quantum mechanics.
The objective of this course is to learn the partition function represented by field functional integral (1st-4th classes), methods to treat inter-particle interactions (5th-8th classes), spontaneous symmetry breaking and its consequences (9th-12th classes), linear response theory and correlation functions (13th-15th classes).
- Being able to explain the partition function represented by field functional integral, methods to treat inter-particle interactions, spontaneous symmetry breaking and its consequences, linear response theory and correlation functions.
- Being able to apply them to concrete problems and explain physical phenomena theoretically.
Field Functional Integral, Perturbation Theory, Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Linear Response Theory
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
Given in a usual lecture style in English.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Path Integral in Quantum Mechanics | Understand contents and results in each class and should be able to derive and explain them by oneself. |
Class 2 | Second Quantization | |
Class 3 | Coherent States | |
Class 4 | Partition Functions of Free Bose and Fermi Gases | |
Class 5 | Generating Functional and Feynman Diagrams | |
Class 6 | Hartree and Fock Energies | |
Class 7 | Random Phase Approximation and Screening | |
Class 8 | Self-Energy and Quasiparticles | |
Class 9 | Superfluidity: Bose-Einstein Condensation | |
Class 10 | Superfluidity: Supercurrent and Landau Criterion | |
Class 11 | Superconductivity: BCS Theory and Gap Equation | |
Class 12 | Superconductivity: Meissner Effect and Zero Resistivity | |
Class 13 | Measurement and Linear Response | |
Class 14 | Correlation Funcitons | |
Class 15 | Ohm's Law and Conductivity |
A. Altland and B. Simons "Condensed Matter Field Theory" (Cambridge University Press)
H. Bruus and K. Flensberg "Many-Body Quantum Theory In Condensed Matter Physics" (Oxford University Press)
L. S. Brown "Quantum Field Theory" (Cambridge University Press)
Lecture notes will be distributed via OCW-i.
Evaluated based on midterm report (40-50%) and final examination (50-60%).
It is highly desired that students have mastered undergraduate quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.