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Quantum Condensed Matter Physics - LectureNotes
Chetan NayakNovember 5, 2004
 
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Contents
I Preliminaries 1
1 Conventions, Notation, Reminders 3
1.1 Mathematical Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.2 Plane Wave Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.2.1 Transforms defined on the continuum in the interval[
L/
2
,L/
2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.2.2 Transforms defined on a real-space lattice . . . . . . . 41.3 Quantum Mechanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.4 Statistical Mechanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
II Basic Formalism 17
2 Phonons and Second Quantization 19
2.1 Classical Lattice Dynamics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.2 The Normal Modes of a Lattice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.3 Canonical Formalism, Poisson Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.4 Motivation for Second Quantization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232.5 Canonical Quantization of Continuum Elastic Theory: Phonons 232.5.1 Review of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator . . . . . . . 232.5.2 Fock Space for Phonons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252.5.3 Fock space for He
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