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These lecture notes constitute a course on a number of central concepts of solid state physics: classification of solids; band theory; the developments in one-electron band theory with the presence of perturbation; effective Hamiltonian theory; elementary excitations and the various types of collective elementary excitation; the Fermi liquid; ferromagnetic spin waves; the antiferromagnetic spin wave; and the theory of broken symmetry.
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Philip Warren Anderson (born December 13, 1923) is an American physicist and Nobel laureate. Anderson has made contributions to the theories of localization, antiferromagnetism, symmetry breaking, and high-temperature superconductivity, and to the philosophy of science through his writings on emergent phenomena.
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