Other texts


·     Ashcroft and Mermin, Solid State Physics (1976). Some material out of date, but still a very good book.

·     Kittel, Introduction to Solid-State Physics. Famous undergraduate level text, many different editions.

·     Landau and Lifshitz, Statistical Physics, Part 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics Vol. 5, 3rd edition, 1980). Very thorough and insightful coverage of many topics.

·     Lifshitz and Pitaevski, Statistical Physics: Theory of the Condensed State (Course of Theoretical Physics Vol. 9, 1980). More advanced, many-body topics.

·     Tinkham, Introduction to Superconductivity (2nd edition, paperback, 2004)


Newer textbooks:


·     Sander, Advanced Condensed Matter Physics (2009)

·     Marder, Condensed Matter Physics (2000)

·     Chaikin and Lubensky, Principles of Condensed Matter Physics (2003). A fascinating book with a focus on “soft” condensed matter topics not covered in other textbooks.

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