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In summary, there are several recommended books for beginners in the field of electron correlations in many body systems, including RA Jishi's "Feynman Diagram Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics," Altland & Simmons' "Condensed Matter Field Theory," and C Nayak's "Lecture Notes on Quantum Condensed Matter Physics." Other older books that are also useful include Mattuck, Fetter & Walecka, Ziman, and Negele & Orland. It is recommended to have a basic understanding of statistical mechanics and solid state physics before delving into these books. Some recommended resources for these topics include David Tong's lecture notes, B.Cowan's "Topics in Statistical Mechanics," and Landau's "Statistical Physics

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- RA Jishi - Feynman Diagram techniques in Condensed Matter Physics (standard 2nd quant., Green functions etc. found in older books, but very pedagogic. Not much on magnetism)
- Altland & SImons - Condensed Matter Field Theory (also has path integral methods - more modern.)
- C Nayak - Lecture notes on quantum condensed matter physics (
*Really good.*These cover a*wide*range of topics) - Lancaster, Blundell - QFT for the gifted amateur (tries to treat QFT without bias for HEP or CMP, but the authors are CMP and the way the subject is developed leans towards conventional condensed matter qft pedagogy. has a very nice selection of example applications of qft to many-body physics).
- P Coleman - Introduction to many-body physics (new book. I've only briefly glanced at some chapters. Looks good at first sight).

Make sure you know your standard stat mech & intro solid state before you begin though:

For quick basic stat mech, David Tong's lecture notes are good. So is B.Cowan's "Topics in Stat. mech". Of course, master of all is Landau's Stat phys 1, but it will take a while to read. Other good books - Cardy's renormalisation & scaling, Goldenfeld's phase transitions, Yeomans's phase transitions.

For enough basic solid state - S.H.Simon (Oxford Solid State basics). If you're interested in more, Grosso & Parravicini's Solid State.

Particularly regarding the bose-hubbard model, I remember reading a very nice argument for it in a paper by Jaksch. Check his late 90s, early 2000s papers on PRL & Annals of Physics.

Some popular introductory books for condensed matter physics include "Introduction to Solid State Physics" by Charles Kittel, "Condensed Matter Physics" by Michael P. Marder, and "Solid State Physics" by Neil W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermin.

Yes, there are many books that focus on specific aspects of condensed matter physics such as "Introduction to Many-Body Physics" by Piers Coleman, "Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems" by Xiao-Gang Wen, and "Theory of Superconductivity" by J.R. Schrieffer.

Yes, there are several textbooks that are suitable for self-study in condensed matter physics such as "Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics" by Michael P. Marder, "Solid State Physics" by J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall, and "Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics" by D. C. Mattis.

Some advanced level books for condensed matter physics include "The Oxford Solid State Basics" by Steven H. Simon, "Condensed Matter Field Theory" by Alexander Altland and Ben D. Simons, and "Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter" by Jonathan V. Selinger.

Yes, there are several books that offer practical applications of condensed matter physics such as "Introduction to Solid State Physics" by Harald Ibach and Hans Lüth, "Principles of the Theory of Solids" by J.M. Ziman, and "Introduction to Superconductivity" by Michael Tinkham.

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