The aim of this work is not to cover the details of many-body theory or solid state physics, but instead to introduce some basic concepts in both fields at a level suitable for a general audience. To this end I have avoided the use of equations wherever possible. For a more mathematical treatment, see the reading list below.

Sections marked with * are in preparation.

- Classification of Solids
- Some Basic Ideas about Quantum Mechanics
- The Many-Body Problem and Density Functional Theory
- The Quasiparticle Approach *
- Self Energy in an Extreme-Tight-Binding Model *
- Conclusions *

- On Introductory Concepts....
- N.W.Ashcroft and N.D.Mermin,
*Solid State Physics*(Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1976)

- N.W.Ashcroft and N.D.Mermin,
- On Density Functional Theory....
- P.Hohenberg and W.Kohn,
*Phys. Rev.***136**, B864 (1964) - W.Kohn and L.J.Sham,
*Phys. Rev.***140**, A1133 (1965) - J.P.Perdew and M.Levy,
*Phys. Rev. Lett.***51**, 1884 (1983) - L.J.Sham and M.Schlüter,
*Phys. Rev. Lett.***51**, 1888 (1983)

- P.Hohenberg and W.Kohn,
- On Self-Energy and Quasiparticles....
- L.Hedin,
*Phys. Rev.***139**, A796 (1965) - L.Hedin and S.Lundqvist, in
*Solid State Physics***23**, p.1, edited by F.Seitz, D.Turnbull and H.Ehrenreich (Academic, New York, 1969) - J.C.Inkson,
*Many Body Theory of Solids*(Plenum, New York, 1984)

- L.Hedin,
- On Surfaces....
- M.Prutton,
*Surface Physics*(Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1984) - J.E.Inglesfield, reprinted in
*Electronic Properties of Surfaces*, compiled by M.Prutton (Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1984) - R.H.Williams, G.P.Srivastava
and I.T.McGovern, reprinted in
*Electronic Properties of Surfaces*, compiled by M.Prutton (Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1984)

- M.Prutton,

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