Derivation of the Landau Theory of Fermi Liquids. I. Formal Preliminaries

Phys. Rev. 127, 1423 – Published 1 September 1962
P. Nozières and J. M. Luttinger


The formal relationships necessary to derive the Landau theory of Fermi liquids are given. These include relationships between scattering functions for small energy and momentum transfers, vertex functions, and correlation functions. In addition certain identities (of the Ward type in quantum electrodynamics) are established which enable us to evaluate these quantities. Finally, the form of all these relationships when a long-ranged Coulomb force is present is given.


  • Published in the issue dated September 1962
  • Received 2 November 1962

© 1962 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

P. Nozières

  • Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

J. M. Luttinger

  • Columbia University, New York, New York


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