8.361 Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems


Class Info

Introduces general many-body theory applicable to low temperature, nuclear, and solid-state physics. Reviews occupation number representation and classical Mayer expansion. Perturbation theory: diagrammatic expansions and linked-cluster theorem for zero or finite temperature systems of fermions or bosons. Green's functions: analytic properties, equations of motion, relation to observables, approximations, linear response theory, and random phase approximation. Superconductivity: electron-phonon interaction, instability of normal state, BCS ground state, perturbation theory.

This class has 8.322, and 8.333 as prerequisites.

8.361 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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