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Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Physics 341 Course Outline
Physics 341: Solid State Physics
Course Outline



  • Lattice Dynamics
    1. Theory of the harmonic crystal
    2. Mossbauer effect
    3. Neutron diffraction
  • Electronic Structure of Metals
    1. Landau theory of Fermi liquids
    2. Theory of pseudopotentials
    3. Electron dynamics in a magnetic field
  • Superconductivity
    1. BCS theory
    2. Coherence effects
  • Cooperative Magnetic Phenomena
    1. Magnetism of ions
    2. Statistical mechanics of a paramagnet
    3. Coupling of magnetic ions
    4. Molecular field theories
    5. Spin waves

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