PHYSICS 568, THEORY OF SOLIDS
Textbooks: N. W. Ashkroft
and N. D. Mermin, Solid State Physics;
A. Abricosov, Theory of Metals;
De Gennes, Theory of superconductors.
1.30-2.50 TTh, (After the first lecture we may change the time ) A114, Office ours: after each lecture.
Approximately every weak there will be HW assignments.
Topics to be covered:
1. . Kinetic theory of metals and
semiconductors. Boltzman equation, linear
conductivity, Hall effect, Fermi liquid theory, plasma oscillations, screening.
2. Non-uniform semiconductors. Doping, metall-insulator transition.
4. Magnetism. Types of magnetic structures, magnetic excitations, magnetic domains.
7. If time permits, quantum Hall effect.