Book Reviews

Strongly Correlated Systems: Theoretical Methods

Adolfo Avella and Ferdinando Mancini, eds.

Springer, 2012; $199.00 (hardcover).


This book covers a tremendous amount of material regarding the analysis of strongly correlated systems. It is concerned primarily with theoretical methods for describing transport properties in novel materials emerging from macroscopic quantum behaviors. It is intended for graduate students, postdocs and faculty who are interested in acquiring the broad background knowledge needed to become successful researchers in this area. Readers will also have the opportunity to learn about computational materials science. The book covers density functional theory, projection operator method, dynamical mean-field theory and functional renormalization group at a very basic level, but it moves quickly to non-trivial topics.
 

Review by Christian Brosseau, a professor of physics in the physics department at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France, and an OSA Fellow.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.


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