Can anyone suggest a good book on strongly correlated electron systems which may be starts off with second quantization, goes through Hubbard model, Mott transition, T-J model etc? I have the book by Patrick Fazekas but I want a more fundamental and comprehensive book suitable for a beginner in this field.

  • $\begingroup$ Would you prefer a book that approaches the topic from integrability (Quantum inverse scattering, Bethe ansatz, etc.) or a less deep introduction. The former approach can get really heavy on the mathematics (quantum groups) and requires knowing a fair bit about integrability. $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2016 at 8:32
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    $\begingroup$ Why not starting with Eduardo Fradkin, Field Theory of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge (for the second edition, 2013), and see what you are interested in from this book. Other books on the same topics are the book by A. Tsvelik or the book by A. Altland and B. Simons, with almost the same title (all contain field theory and condensed matter in their title). The book by X.G. Wen is also interesting, but cover less topics of your interest than the previous ones (it has a similar title as well). $\endgroup$
    – FraSchelle
    Dec 8, 2016 at 11:36
  • $\begingroup$ I think I don't have that background as of now to start with that kind of text.But eventually I will have to come to that.I think I'd prefer a less deep introduction as of now @G.Bergeron $\endgroup$
    – Annie
    Dec 8, 2016 at 11:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Annie May I ask what is your background in math and physics? Do you have a background in condensed matter per se? $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2016 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ I have done my Master's in Physics,and presently I'm starting my PhD work in theoretical condensed matter physics.I have done 2 courses on condensed matter physics in my Master's. @ G.Bergeron $\endgroup$
    – Annie
    Dec 8, 2016 at 12:21


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