PHY1487H F INTRODUCTORY
Quantum Theory of Solids I
Official description
 Introduction to Crystalline Solids:
 Broken symmetry and elementary excitations
 Bonding
 Periodic lattices and reciprocal lattices
 Diffraction  Electrons in Crystals
 Electron band theory
 Free electron model
 Nearly free electron model
 Tight binding
 Properties of materials based on energy bands  Lattice vibrations:
 classical normal modes of vibration: phonons
 Properties based on phonon dispersion relations  Electron dynamics in Crystals:
 Wannier functions
 Semiclassical electron dynamics
 Motion in electric and magnetic fields
 Effective mass tensor
 Berry phase and Berry curvature  Electronelectron interactions:
 HartreeFock 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

Stephen R. Julian4169788188MP086