Book : Mesoscopic Physics of Electrons and Photons.


Book : Atland And Simons.pdf



Chapter One (Altland & Simons 1st Edition):

Problems

1) Electrodynamics from a variational principle

2) Hamiltonian of and Electromagnetic Field

3) Phonon Specific Heat

4) Van der Waals Force.


Chapter 2 (Altland & Simons 1st Edition):

Problems

1) Page 48 (work out the details of Eq. 2.14)

2) Page 55 (square lattice tight binding)

3) Page 56 (graphene tight binding)

4) Page 57 (Nano tubes)

5) Page 60 (spin operator in terms of fermionic operators).


Chapter 2 (Altland & Simons 2nd Edition):


Problems

1) Page 64 (3 exercises)

2) Page 65 (1 exercise)

3) Page 69 (1 exercise (Diego and Prof Nancy))

4) Page 71 (1 exercise)

5) Page 72 (1 exercise).