Description 
1 online resource (xix, 777 pages) : illustrations 
Summary 
Modern electronic devices and novel materials often derive their extraordinary properties from the intriguing, complex behavior of large numbers of electrons forming what is known as an electron liquid. This book provides an indepth introduction to the physics of the interacting electron liquid in a broad variety of systems, including metals, semiconductors, artificial nanostructures, atoms and molecules. One, two and three dimensional systems are treated separately and in parallel. Different phases of the electron liquid, from the Landau Fermi liquid to the Wigner crystal, from the Luttinger liquid to the quantum Hall liquid are extensively discussed. Both static and timedependent density functional theory are presented in detail. Although the emphasis is on the development of the basic physical ideas and on a critical discussion of the most useful approximations, the formal derivation of the results is highly detailed and based on the simplest, most direct methods 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 742764) and index 
Notes 
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Subject 
Fermi liquid theory  Textbooks.


Fermi surfaces  Textbooks.


HartreeFock approximation  Textbooks.


Manybody problem  Textbooks.


Quantum field theory  Textbooks.

Genre/Form 
Textbooks.


Textbooks.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Vignale, Giovanni, 1957

ISBN 
0511410263 (electronic bk.) 

051161991X (electronic bk.) 

0521821126 (hardback) 

9780511410260 (electronic bk.) 

9780511619915 (electronic bk.) 

9780521821124 (hardback) 

(hardback) 
