**course web page http://felix.physics.sunysb.edu/~allen/556/**
**Instructor: Philip
B. Allen **(philip.allen@sunysb.edu)
**office Physics B-146**
**The class will meet in Physics
B-131, MWF 10:40-11:35 am**

Diagrams with interaction (shown as zigzag lines) contributing to conductance fluctuations. The left diagram is included in the diffuson, whereas the right diagram is not. The difference of inelastic rates between weak localization and conductance fluctuation is a consequence of the missing diagram. I. L. Aleiner and Ya. M. Blanter, Phys. Rev. B 65, 115317 (2002). |
Contours for evaluating the response function (Doniach and Sondheimer, p. 226. Either the long vertical contour or the two circular contours may be used. |

course schedule
midterm exam -- none final exam -- none |
Notes (pdf format)
notes #1 (linear response) notes #2 (Poisson sum formula) notes #3 (electrical conductivity) |

assignment schedule | book
list
Tat-Sang Choy's Fermi surface data base; periodic table of the Fermi surfaces. |

**Bulletin Description: **The course focuses
on the many-particle aspects of solid state physics addressing classical
topics such as superconductivity and the transport properties of disordered
conductors, as well as more modern subjects including the fractional quantum
Hall effect, dissipative quantum mechanics, and problems of mesoscopic
physics. Both phenomenological and theoretical descriptions are discussed.
Spring, 0-3 credits, ABCF grading

**Prerequisite: **Phy 555 or permission of instructor

**Syllabus for Spring 2005**

I. __Aims of the course: __The main topic is perturbation
theory in many body systems. The philosophy is to use the theory
to describe real phenomena in solids, and to use simple model systems as
guides to understanding real data. The course will follow the text
closely, including the topics of X-ray singularities, the Kondo problem,
and superconductivity.

II. __Procedures and Requirements__: There will be
homework problems assigned (6 problem sets over the semester.)

III. __Grading__: The grade will be based on homeworks.

IV. __Required
text: __** Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems **by
A. L. Fetter and J. D. Walecka

V. Supplemental texts: ** Methods of Quantum Field
Theory in Statistical Physics, **A.A. Abrikosov, L.P. Gorkov, I.E.
Dzyaloshinski, Dover ISBN: 0486632288

VI. __Academic Honesty__: Discussions with fellow
students are strongly encouraged, but work which is submitted for grading
must be in your own words. You should review the definition of plagiarism.

VII.__Americans with Disabilities Act__: If you have
a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact
your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational
Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will
determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All
information and documentation is confidential.

Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged
to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services.
For procedures and information, go to the following web site.

<http://www.ehs.sunysb.edu/fire/disabilities/asp>

*pba,1/10/2005*