**Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics**

Gil Refael

**General info:**

TA: Zitao Wang

Recitation: Tuesday 4-5pm, West bridge CMP discussion area

Office hours: Tuesday 5pm following recitation.

**Final exam**

download first: final-cover-page

Once you are ready to take the exam, download:

**Notes:**

Oct 2nd: Intro, Fermi-Dirac, state-counting, DOS.

Oct 4th: Fermi energy, Pauli spin susceptibility

oct 9th: Orbital magnetic effects, Sommerfeld expansion.

oct 11th: Transport and the Boltzmann equation. Note the new explanation of the epsilon-mu conundrum.

oct 15th: Thermoelectric Transport.

oct 25th: Phonons.

Nov 1st: Electrons in a lattice: Reciprocal lattice, Bloch theorem and weak periodic potential.

Nov 6th-8th: Electrons in a lattice: Band gaps, Brillouin zones, effective mass, tight binding.

Nov27: Berry phases.

Nov29: Berry continued. semi-classical EOM, and the Thouless pump.

Dec4th: Berry curvature and the Bloch sphere wrapping, Jackiw-Rebbi modes, 1d Topological superconductors.

Dec6th: Topological insulators notes.

**Problem sets:**

Solution 7