** List of Suggested Term Papers: **
Please
click here to see a list of suggested Term Papers.

The Term paper will be due at ** 9:00 am on Wednesday December 16, 2015 **, which is not the official day of the Final Exam
for Physics 561 (12/11/2015), in room 3110 ESB.

The **Final Exam** will consist on an oral presentation of your paper for the
entire class. Each one of you will have 20 minutes to present your work. **The presentations will take place on Wednesday December 16, beginning at 9:00 am, in Rm. 3110 ESB. ** Please
check the Final Exam Program to see at what time
you are scheduled to give your talk. **Please note that all
students will be expected to attend all the talks**.

You will assume that you are giving a talk for a reasonably educated audience of people that took this
class. The talks must be reasonably self-contained, and the assumptions and your results
must be clearly stated. You
will also turn in your written paper on the day of the presentation. At the end of
the Semester I will put all the Term Papers together in a printed volume which will be
distributed among the students registered in the class. The talks will be computer presentations. You
may prepare your slides using LaTeX,
PowerPoint or Keynote. I will have my MacBook at hand and all the presentations will be stored
on my computer so we can save time. I will need to have your presentation sent to me before 12:00
noon that day by email so I can set it up on my computer.
I will have a projector installed in the room.

**The paper must be formatted in LaTeX**, which is the standard program for
the production of science papers.
Other lower quality formats, such as Word, will not be accepted.

The paper must be at least ten
(10) pages long, double spaced pages, not including the title page, in 10pt. font.
The title page must include the title, your name and an abstract. The paper must
include a section with introductory material in which you give the background
information and the main motivation. There should also be a main section in which
you discuss the principal content, including the details of the model, the
approximations that you use and the techniques that are needed to understand the
results. Here you will present the main results and you will discuss whatever
calculations you had to do. You
may put the details of these calculations in an Appendix if
these calculations are too involved and disrupt the natural logical flow of the
paper. You should have section with your Conclusions and another one with your
References.

You can
either use the "article" documentclass (which is standard in LaTex 2e) or you
can use
the APS package (RevTeX 4), which also runs on LaTeX 2e; in this case please declare the document as a "preprint".

**Figures:**
If you
wish to use figures in your paper you are welcome to do so but they must be in
**eps** ("encapsulated postscript") format. They must also be included in the
text.

**LaTeX Resources:**. There are lots of resources for the use of TeX and LateX.
The best books
are *The TeX Book* by Donald Knuth (Addison Wesley) and *Guide to
LaTeX*, by Helmut Kopka and Patrick W. Daly (Addison Wesley).
A good summary can be found in this document on LaTeX2e.

You can also find
examples of documents in TeX in the website of the Journals of the American Physical
Society. Otherwise you may want to use the following example
of a paper in LaTeX: latex file,
pdf file

Eduardo Fradkin. ``Field Theories of Condensed Matter Systems, Second Edition",
Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Sebastian Doniach and E. H. Sondheimer, ``Green's's Functions for Solid State
Physicists", Imperial College Press/ World Scientific.

Philip Phillips, ``Advanced Solid State Physics", Westview Press.

A. Abrikosov, L. Gorkov and I. Dzyaloshinsky. ``Methods of
Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics", Dover.

A. Fetter and J. D. Walecka. ``Quantum Theory of Many Particle
Systems", McGraw-Hill.

R. P. Feynman. ``Statistical Mechanics", Addison-Wesley.

Gordon Baym, ``Lectures in Quantum echanics", Benjamin/Addison Wesley.

L. P. Kadanoff and G. Baym, ``Quantum Statistical Mechanics", Addison Wesley.

Gordon Baym and Christopher Pethick, ``Landau Fermi Liquid Theory", J. Wiley and
Sons.

J. Robert Schrieffer, ``Theory of Superconductivity", Addison Wesley.

D.C. Mattis, ``The Theory of Magnetism", Harper & Row, and Springer-Verlag.

Pierre Gilles de Gennes, ``Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys", Addison
Wesley.

Paul Chaikin and Tom Lubensky, ``Principles of Condensed Matter Physics",
Cambridge University Press.

N. Ashcroft and D. Mermin, ``Solid State Physics", Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

P.W.Anderson, ``Basic Notions in Condensed Matter Physics", Addison Wesley.

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, ``Statistical Physics", Volumes I and II,
Pergamon Press.

Subir Sachdev, ``Quantum Phase Transitions", Cambridge University Press.

J. Cardy, ``Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics",
Cambridge University Press.

D. Pines and P. Nozieres, ``The Theory of Quantum Liquids", Volume I and II,
Addison Wesley-Perseus.

J. Negele and H. Orland, ``Quantum Many Particle Systems", Addison Wesley.

N. Goldenfeld, ``Lectures on Phase Transitions ad the Renormalization Group",
Addison Wesley.

Dieter Forster, ``Hydrodynamic Fluctuations, Broken Symmetry and Correlation
Functions", Addison Wesley.

Paul Martin, ``Measurements and Correlation Functions", Gordon & Breach.

A. Auerbach, ``Interacting Electrons and Quantum Magnetism".

Charles Kittel, ``Quantum Theory of Solids", J. Wiley and Sons.

Richard Prange and Steven Girvin, ``The Quantum Hall Effect", Springer-Verlag.

Michael Stone, ``Quantum Hall Effect", World Scientific.

Alexei Tsvelik, ``Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Systems", Cambridge
University Press.

Alexander Gogolin, Alexander Nersesyan and Alexei Tsvelik, ``Bosonization and
Strongly Correlated Systems", Cambridge University Press.

D. C. Mattis, ``The many Body Problem", World Scientific.