## Superconductivity, Superfluids and CondensatesSuperconductivity, provides a basic introduction to one of the most innovative areas in condensed matter physics today. This book includes ample tutorial material, including illustrations, chapter summaries, graded problem sets, and concise examples. This book is part of the Oxford Master Series in Condensed Matter Physics. |

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### Contents

BoseEinstein condensates | 1 |

Superfluid helium4 | 21 |

Superconductivity | 47 |

The GinzburgLandau model | 67 |

The macroscopic coherent state | 97 |

The BCS theory of superconductivity | 127 |

Superfluid ?He and unconventional | 147 |

A Solutions and hints to selected exercises | 167 |

Chapter 4 | 174 |

Chapter 5 | 176 |

Chapter 6 | 178 |

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