Course details of PH 409 - Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics I

Course Name Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics I
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 2
Tutorial 1
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference N. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin, Solid state physics C. Kittel, Introduction to solid state physics, 7th ed., John Wiley 1997. J.R. Christman, Fundamentals of Solid State Physics. John Wiley 1988 Holf Finehart and Winston, 1972.
Description Crystal structures, reciprocal lattice, X-ray and electron diffraction. Lattice vibrations, Einstein and Debye models, phonons. Drude and Summerfeld models. Block theorem, Empty lattice and nearly free electron model, tight-binding model, Density of states and Fermi surfaces. Semi classical model of electron dynamics. Concept of Effective mass.
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