Fundamentals of Many-body Physics

Principles and Methods

  • Wolfgang Nolting
  • William D. Brewer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Wolfgang Nolting, William D. Brewer
    Pages 1-35
  3. Wolfgang Nolting, William D. Brewer
    Pages 37-105
  4. Wolfgang Nolting, William D. Brewer
    Pages 107-195
  5. Wolfgang Nolting, William D. Brewer
    Pages 197-311
  6. Wolfgang Nolting, William D. Brewer
    Pages 313-401
  7. Wolfgang Nolting, William D. Brewer
    Pages 403-434
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 435-602

About this book


This textbook addresses the special physics of many-particle systems, especially those dominated by correlation effects. It develops modern methods to treat such systems and demonstrates their application through numerous appropriate exercises, mainly from the field of solid state physics. The book is written in a tutorial style appropriate for those who want to learn many-body theory and eventually to use this to do research work in this field. The exercises, together with full solutions for evaluating one's performance, help to deepen understanding of the main aspects of many-particle systems.


Book advanced quantum mechanics Feynman diagrams Green's functions Interacting particles Many particle systems Matsubara technique Model description Particle correlations Quasiparticles; many body physics many body systems many particle physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Nolting
    • 1
  • William D. Brewer
    • 2
  1. 1.Humboldt-Universitäat Berlin Institut fär PhysikBerlinGermany
  2. 2.FU Berlin FB Physik Inst. f. ExperimentalphysikBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71930-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71931-1
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