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Contents
1. INTRODUCTION

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2. THE GROUND STATE
2.1. Ground-State Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2. Energy gap at T 0 K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3. EXCITED STATES
3.1. Minimization of the Free Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2. Critical Field and Specific Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4. CALCULATION OF MATRIX ELEMENTS

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5. ELECTRODYNAMIC PROPERTIES
5.1. The Meissner Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2. Current Density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3. Penetration Depths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6. CONCLUSION

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A. CORRECTIONS TO GROUND STATE ENERGY

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B. CHANGE IN ZERO-POINT ENERGY OF LATTICE VIBRATIONS

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C. EVALUATION OF THE KERNEL IN THE PIPPARD INTEGRAL

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D. CORRELATION OF ELECTRONS OF OPPOSITE SPIN

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E. LIST OF SYMBOLS

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F. SOME NOTES ON JOHN BARDEEN

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