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PHY1487H F INTRODUCTORY
Quantum Theory of Solids I

Official description

  1. Introduction to Crystalline Solids:
    - Broken symmetry and elementary excitations
    - Bonding
    - Periodic lattices and reciprocal lattices
    - Diffraction
  2. Electrons in Crystals
  3. Electron band theory
    - Free electron model
    - Nearly free electron model
    - Tight binding
    - Properties of materials based on energy bands
  4. Lattice vibrations:
    - classical normal modes of vibration: phonons
    - Properties based on phonon dispersion relations
  5. Electron dynamics in Crystals:
    - Wannier functions
    - Semiclassical electron dynamics
    - Motion in electric and magnetic fields
    - Effective mass tensor
    - Berry phase and Berry curvature
  6. Electron-electron interactions:
    - Hartree-Fock theory
    - Exchange and correlation
    - Density functional theory and applications
Textbook
                            Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics, by Marvin L Cohen and Steven G. Louie;  an elementary textbook such as Ashcroft and Mermin, or Kittel, will also be helpful.
                        
course title
PHY1487H F INTRODUCTORY
session
fall
group
cross listed course
time and location
T, R 1
Course URL
https://sites.physics.ut…
coordinator
Julian, Stephen R.
Stephen R. Julian
416-978-8188
MP086

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