Date  Hmwk.  Lec.  Subject of Lecture  A&M 

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1/21  1  1  Introduction  Overview of Course Background  Brief review of relevant statistical and quantum mechanics 

Part I. Electron Liquid in Condensed Matter  
1/26  2  Quantum Theory of Electrons in Metals  2  
1/28  2  3  Drude Theory of Transport in Metals  1,3 
Part II. Structures of Crystals  
2/2  4  Crystal Lattices  4,[7]  
2/4  3  5  Reciprocal lattice  5 
2/9  6  Determination of Crystal Structures  6  
2/11  4  7  Cohesion of Solids  19,20 
Part III. Vibrations of Nuclei in Crystals  
2/16  8  Lattice Vibrations I: Harmonic Vibrations in 1D Crystals  21,22  
2/18  5  9  Lattice Vibrations II: 2 and 3D Crystals  21,22 
2/23  10  Quantization of Lattice Vibrations; Thermal properties  23  
2/25  11  Measuring Phonon Dispersion Curves; Anharmonicity  24, 25  
Part IV. Electrons in Crystals  
3/1  12  Quantum States for a particle in a periodic potential  8  
3/3  6  13  Electrons in weak potentials  9 
3/8  14  Electrons in strong potentials  10  
3/10  15  Examples of electronic bands; experimental measurements  15,18  
3/15  7  16  Methods for calculations of electronic bands MidTerm Exam  material through Lecture 14  part of class period  part take home 
11 
3/17  17  Density functional theory: KohnSham equations  examples of results  [17], notes  
3/2224  No Class  Spring Break  
Part V. Fermi Surfaces and Electron Transport  
3/29  8  18  Semiclassical Dynamics of Electrons; Hall Effect  12, [13] 
3/31  19  Measuring the Fermi Surface; Magnetic fields and quantum effects; Fermi liquid theory  14, [17]  
4/5  20  Quantized Hall Effect  notes  
21  Electron Dynamics: Optical Properties of metals and insulators (Insulators are not inert!)  notes  
Part VI. Semiconductors  
4/7  22  Homogeneous Semiconductors: Statistics, Carriers  28  
4/12  9  23  Inhomogeneous Semiconductors: Junctions, Devices  29 
Part VII. Strongly Correlated Electrons in Condensed Matter  
4/14  24  Stronglyinteracting electrons in atomiclike localized states: Transition Metal and Rare Earth compounds  31  
4/19  10  25  Localized magnetic moments: Kondo effect  High Temperature Superconductors  32, notes 
4/21  NO CLASS  NO OFFICE HOURS  
Part VIII. Cooperative Phenomena  
4/26  26  Magnetic Order  32,33  
4/28  27  Superconductivity  34  
5/3  27  Superconductivity  continued  34  
5/5  28  Review of Course 