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Class Times | MWF, 1:50-2:40, Room 317 PA |
Office Hours | after class and by appointment |
Required Text | Introduction to Solid State Physics, 7th Edition, by C. Kittel |
Recommended Texts | Solid State Physics by N.W. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin (Saunders College Publishing, 1976). [slightly more advanced but the same material] |
Principles of condensed matter physics, P.M. Chaikin and T.C. Lubensky (Cambridge, 1995). [More advanced, non-traditional symbolism used, but interesting examples are studied] | |
Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids by W. A. Harrison [excellent introduction to electronic band structure from a molecular orbital point of view] | |
Electronic Structure of Materials by A. Sutton [very readable introduction to electronic structure determination in solids] | |
Pretty much any solid-state text book…there are many. | |
Grading | Final= 40% |
Midterm=15% | |
Class participation=5% | |
Homework= 40% | |
Grader | None |
Homework | 10 assignments |
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and due on Monday a week later (i.e., 9 days later). Homework will be due at the beginning of class on Mondays. Late homeworks won’t be accepted. | |
Exams | Closed book. Final will be cummulative. One 8.5x11 sheet with equations and a non-programmable calculator will be allowed. |