TVI/TMP-TA1: Theoretical Solid State Physics – Overview
UPDATE (12.2.): We'll have a second Q&A session on Monday, 18.2. at 14:00 in room A449
UPDATE (8.2.): the exam will take place in room B005 (see below for details)
Exam details: see below
Lectures: Tuesdays 12:15 - 13:45 in room B101
Thursdays 16:15 - 17:45 in room B101
Tutorials: Fridays 12:00 - 14:00 in room A249
Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics
The aim of this course is to learn about basic theoretical concepts and phenomena in solid state systems
Course outline (tentative):
- Crystal structure and phonons
- Band theory of electrons in solids
- Fermi liquid theory
- Interacting electrons
- Electron transport and the Boltzmann equation
- Linear response theory, dielectric properties of solids
N.W. Ashcroft, N.D. Mermin: "Solid State Physics"
P.M Chaikin, T.C. Lubensky: "Principles of Condensed Matter Physics"
G.D. Mahan: "Condensed Matter in a Nutshell"
additional literature on special topics will be announced in the lecture
9 ETCS credits
The written exam will take place on Thursday, Feb 21th at 10:00 in room B005 (Theresienstr. 39).
You can bring scripts, handwritten notes, books, etc., but no electronic devices!