Uitgebreide vaknaam 
Theoretical condensed matter physics 
Leerdoelen 
The aim of this course is to make students familiar with fundamental concepts of condensed matter physics, such as quasiparticles and spontaneous symmetry breaking, which play a central role in modern understanding of solids. In this course students learn to use their knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electrodynamics for calculating properties of diverse condensed matter systems, such as ionic crystals, metals, superfluids and superconductors. The students will learn theoretical techniques, such as second quantization, canonical operator transformations, symmetry analysis, linear response theory and mean field approximation, which are common for all fields of theoretical physics. The course is made accessible for master students specializing in experimental physics. 
Omschrijving 
Topics: phonons, quantum field theory of elasticity, weakly nonideal Bose gas, superfluidity, magnons, Mott transition, Wigner crystal, Stoner instability, charge and spindensity wave states, dynamical screening in metals, Kubo formula, KramersKronig relations, BCS theory of superconductivity, Meissner and Josephson effects, flux quantization. 
Uren per week 

Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)

Toetsvorm 
(To be announced)

Vaksoort 
master

Coördinator 
prof. dr. M.V. Mostovoy

Docent(en) 
prof. dr. M.V. Mostovoy

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Entreevoorwaarden 
Solid State Physics 1 
Opmerkingen 
This course was registered last year with course code NAITCMP07 
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