## PHYS 8900 Superconductivity

**This is a prep page for the upcoming PHYS8900 "Superconductivity (and superfluidity)" class scheduled for SPRING 2019.**

**Main texts (NOT the ones to be used in actual class):**

1) A. V. Svidzinsky, "Spatially-inhomogeneous problems in the theory of superconductivity," in Russian (Nauka, 1982)

2) P. G. de Gennes, "Superconductivity Of Metals And Alloys," Advanced Books Classics (CRC Press, 1999)

**Useful texts:**

**Pre-reqs:**ideally,

**path integrals**and

**second quantization**. So if you took QM with Mike Geller and Stat. Mech. with Michael Bachmann, you should be fine. If not, read the relevant sections in Feynman's "Statistical mechanics" (3-4 evenings max.)

**AG's NOTES, various useful stuff (Jan. 2018):**

SC01: System of two interacting particles, separation of COM and relative coordinates (to be used for the Cooper Problem)

SC02: The Cooper Problem

SC03: The Density Matrix (brief intro, following Feynman's "SM")

SC04: Poisson integral and diffusion equation (to be used in the path integral formulation of the partition function for superconductors)

SC05: Partition function (path integral formulation, again following Feynman - to be added)

**Research projects (just in case):**

1. TBD

2. TBD

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