I was hoping for a reference request for a book on basic/introductory condensed matter field theory. In addition to the usual topics I am looking for books with reference to classical physics (classical Lagrangian/Hamiltonian mechanics etc). At the moment I am looking at;
- Field theories of condensed matter physics by Fradkin.
- Condensed matter field theory by Altland and Simons.
Does anyone have experience with either of these or similar and would you describe them as accessible or hard to read etc etc (obviously subjective but if there is a general opinion ... )? I have seen the following thread. Many thanks!