Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics
TA: Zitao Wang
Recitation: Tuesday 4-5pm, West bridge CMP discussion area
Office hours: Tuesday 5pm following recitation.
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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.