8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems

Fall 2004

The Claussius-Clapeyron relation.
A very useful guide to the shape of the melting curve is the Claussius-Clapeyron relation. (Image by Prof. Senthil Todadri.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture notes and assignments.

Course Description

This course covers the concepts and physical pictures behind various phenomena that appear in interacting many-body systems. Visualization occurs through concentration on path integral, mean-field theories and semi-classical picture of fluctuations around mean-field state.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Senthil Todadri

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate