Readings

Texts

The textbook for this class is:

Amazon logo Kittel, Charles. Introduction to Solid State Physics. 8th ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN: 9780471415268.

A useful reference is:

Amazon logo Ashcroft, Neil W., and N. David Mermin. Solid State Physics. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976. ISBN: 9780030839931.

Readings

The readings in this class are linked to specific problem sets. In the table below, the readings are listed by the problem set with which they are associated.

ASSIGNMENT # READINGS
1

Kittel, chapter 1

Bravais lattice on Wikipedia

Bravais lattice on Steven Dutch's Web site

Many lattice structures

NaCl

CsCl

Diamond

La2CuO4 (High-Tc superconductor)

2

Kittel, chapter 2

Powder diffraction

Powder diffraction image

3 Kittel, chapter 3
4

Kittel, chapter 4

Sound waves in square lattice (PDF)

5

Kittel, chapters 4 and 5

Sound waves in 1D lattice (PDF)

6 Kittel chapter 6
7

Kittel, chapters 6 and 7

3D Brillouin zones

8 Kittel, chapters 7 and 8
9 Kittel, chapter 8
10 Kittel, chapters 9 and 11