Quantum theory of matter
Abrahams, Elihu Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
- One-electron approach
- Many-body approach
- Modern many-body problem
- Additional Readings
The microscopic explanation of the properties of condensed matter, that is, solids and liquids, based on the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. Without the quantum theory, some properties of matter, such as magnetism and superconductivity, have no explanation at all, while for others only a phenomenological description can be obtained. With the theory, it is at least possible to comprehend what is needed to approach a complete understanding.
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