These are the books I’ve chosen to give a head start in quantum physics and strongly correlated systems. There may be more appropriate textbooks out there, but these are really clear and comprehensive, I thought they are worth sharing.
S. H. Simon. The Oxford Solid State Basics. OUP Oxford, 2013
S. Axler. Linear Algebra done right, third edition. Springer 2015
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This is another list, this time for the tools used to create supercells when doing DFT and related simulations.
- XCrySDen (Linux)
- VESTA program (both Linux and windows)
- Utility “genlat.f” of DL_POLY
- ‘Spacegroup’ program in EXCITING package to generate the supercell, use ‘fropho’ to check the symmetry’
- PHON code
- QuantumWide Virtual NanoLab, VNL. (Linux, Windows, Mac) Free for academics.