APPPHYS 601 - Advanced Condensed Matter
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Applied Physics (APPPHYS)
Department: LSA Applied Physics
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Graduate standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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1st term: basic phenomena and fundamental concepts of condensed matter. Classical and quantum descriptions of the electron gas and its transport properties using the Drude theory and the Sommerfeld theory, crystal structures and their symmetries, phonon excitations, electronic band structures and corresponding classification of materials into conductors, insulators and semi-conductors, phenomena and theories of conventional superconductors, magnetization.

2nd term: an advanced course in condensed matter physics that focuses on correlation effects (beyond the free system). Weakly-correlated electronic systems and the Fermi liquid theory of Landau, transport and localization, phase transitions and spontaneous symmetry breaking, the quantum Hall effect and topological insulators, optical properties of solids, Green’s functions and Feynman diagrams, strongly-correlated electronic systems and non-Fermi liquids.

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APPPHYS 601 - Advanced Condensed Matter
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780521432245
Principles of condensed matter physics, Author: Chaikin, Paul M., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2013
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