Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Description
This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include:

Free Electron: Fermi Sea
 Crystalline Lattices
 Bloch’s Theorem
 Band Structure: OPW, APW, Tightbinding
 Survey of Periodic Table

How to Construct Lattice Potential?
 Pseudopotential
 Electronelectron Interaction
 Density Functional Theory
 Screening, Lindhard Function
 Linear Response Theory

Methods of Testing Band Structures
 Semiclassical Equation of Motion
 de Haas van Alphen
 Quantum Hall Effect

Beyond Band Theory: Mott Insulator

Phonons

Electronphonon Interaction

Superconductivity
 BCS Theory
 Flux Quantization
 Vortices and Type II Superconductors
 Josephson Effect
Textbook
Marder, Michael P. Condensed Matter Physics. New York: Wiley, 2000. ISBN: 9780471177791.
Grading
The grade for the course is based upon weekly homework assignments (70%) and one quiz (30%).
ACTIVITIES  PERCENTAGES 

Homework Assignments  70% 
Quiz  30% 