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Department of Physics
Undergraduate Courses

Physics 551, Fall 2012: Solid State Physics


Textbook: "Solid State Physics" by Ashcroft and Mermin

Lecture notes are in this folder.

Schedule (subject to change)

Textbook reading.
Week 1
Wed.
09/05
Introduction

Fri.
09/07
The Drude Theory: conductivity
Ch. 1.
Week 2
Mon. 09/10
The Drude Theory: Hall Effect and Thermal Conductivity
Ch. 1
Wed. 09/12
The Sommerfeld Theory: Fermi statistics, internal energy
Ch. 2
Fri. 09/14 The Sommerfeld Theory:conduction and Wiedemann-Franz law Ch. 2
Week 3
Mon.
09/17
TBD

Wed. 09/19
Crystal lattices.
Fri. 09/21 Reciprocal lattice.
Week 4

Mon. 09/24
X-Ray diffraction.

Wed. 09/26
Bloch's theorem

Fri. 09/28
Nearly free electrons

Week 5

Mon.
10/01


Wed.
10/03


Fri. 10/05


Week 6

Mon. 10/10


Wed. 10/12


Fri. 10/14


Week 7

Mon.
10/17


Wed. 10/19


Fri. 10/21


Week 8

Mon. 10/24


Wed. 10/26


Fri. 10/28


Week 9
Mon. 10/31


Wed. 11/02


Fri. 11/04


Week 10 
Mon. 11/07


Wed. 11/09


Fri. 11/11


Week 11

Mon. 11/14


Wed. 11/16


Fri. 11/18


Week 12
Mon. 11/21


Wed. 11/23


Fri. 11/25


Week 13
Mon. 11/28


Wed. 11/30


Fri. 12/02


Week 14
Mon. 12/05


Wed. 12/07


Fri. 12/09


Week 15
Mon.
12/12


Wed.
12/14

















 


 

 


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