Ashcroft And Mermin Homework

 

Solid State Physics Phy211A



Course Syllabus pdf file

Lecture notes
  • Lecture 1: Drude Theory of Metal (c.f. Ashcroft and Mermin Chap 1)
  • Lecture 2: Sommerfeld theory of Metal (c.f. Ashcroft and Mermin Chap 2)
  • Lecture 3: Hartree-Fock theory for interacting electron gas (c.f. Anderson, Concepts in Solids, Chapter 2. Section A). Second quantization: Sakurai and Napolitano, 2nd Edition Chapter 7)
  • Supplementary Material: More on second quantization.
  • Lecture 4: Crystal structure, Reciprocal Lattice, classification of lattices and point group symmetry (c.f. Ashcroft and Mermin Chap 4, 5 and 7).
  • Lecture 5: Bloch theory, Band structure, point group symmetry (c.f. Ziman, Principle of Solids, Chapter 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3; Ashcroft and Mermin Chapter 8 and 9 ).
  • Lecture 6: Density function theory and local density approximation.
  • Lecture 7: Tight binding model, psuedo-potential, etc (c.f. Ziman, Principole of Solids Chapter 3.4, 3.5, Ascroft and Mermin Chapter 10).
  • Read Ziman Chapter 2 Sect 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5 for a basic understanding of phonons
  • Lecture 8: Acoustic phonons - long-wave length method, elasticity
  • Lecture 9: Optical phonons - polariton, Huang's Equation.
  • Read Ziman' book Chapter 5 for Lect 10 and 11
  • Lecture 10: Interacting electrons beyond HF -- Lindhardt response, RPA, plasmon
  • Lecture 11: Interacting electrons beyond HF -- Screening
  • Lecture 12: Spin waves

  • Howework assignment
    Homework one: Ashcroft and Mermin: Problem 1.4 and 1.5 in Chapt 1, Due on Oct 5, on class . Solution posted on Oct 9..

    Homework two: Ashcroft and Mermin: Problem 2.1 and 2.2 (a), (b), (c) and (d) in Chapt 2, Due time Oct 17 in class . Solution posted on Oct 23 .

    Homework three: HF theory. . Due time Oct 31 in class . Solution posted on Nov 2. .

    Homework four: Crystals, band structure . Due time Nov 7 in class . Soultion Solution posted on Nov 17. .

    Midterm and Final

    Midterm posted on Nov 3 Due on Nov 11.
    Solution posted on Nov 18. .

  • Final projects featured article on physics today to be updated
    1. Atomic spins on surfaces, Page 42, March 2015
    2. Iron-based superconductors, seven years later, page 46, Jun 2015
    3. Two-dimensional Van der Waals materials, page 38, Sept 2016
    4. The graphene-semiconductor Schottky junction, page 46, Sept 2016
    5. Granular crystals: Nonlinear dynamics meets materials engineering, page 44, Nov 2015
    6. What every physicist should know about string theory, page 38 Nov 2015
    7. Topologial phases and quasiparticle braiding, page 38, July 2012
    8. Quantum optomechanics, page 29, July 2012
    9. Spin polarized supercurrents for spintronics, Jan 2011
    10. Quantum Criticality, page 29, Feb 2011.
    11. The nearly perfect Fermi gas, page 34, May 2010.
    12. The physics of boron nitride nanotubes, page 34, Nov. 2010
    13. The two-fluid theory and second sound in liquid heliuim, page 34, Oct. 2009.
    14. Graphene: Exploring carbon flatland, page 35, August 2007.
    15. Anderson localization of ultracold atoms page 30, August 2009. Fifty years of Anderson localization, page 24, August 2009. (These two papers are a good topic for team work together)
    16. Iron-based superconductors, page 36, August 2009.
    17. When fermions become bosons: pairing in ultra-cold gases, Oct. 2008.
    18. Probing physical properties at the nanoscale, June 2008.
    19. Phase-transition dynamics in the lab and the universe, page 47 Sept. 2007.
    20. The diverse world of liquid crystals, page 54, Sept. 2007.
    21. The quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators, page 33, Jan. 2010.
    22. Polariton condensates, page 42, August 2010.








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    Parent Directory - Prob Set 7.pdf 2002-11-17 19:35 137K Prob Set 8.pdf 2002-11-27 11:28 89K Prob.set.1.pdf 2002-10-04 10:44 126K Prob.set.2.pdf 2002-10-11 16:49 168K Prob.set3.pdf 2002-10-24 08:33 152K Prob.set4.pdf 2002-10-25 12:34 163K Prob.set5.pdf 2002-11-04 12:42 183K Problem Set 6.pdf 2002-11-14 11:21 168K Solution 6,7.pdf 2002-12-06 19:55 224K final typeset.pdf 2002-12-14 20:52 193K hw1.solution.pdf 2002-10-22 17:44 125K hw2.solution.pdf 2002-10-26 11:57 203K hw34.solution.pdf 2002-11-01 14:39 190K hw5.solution.pdf 2002-11-26 21:45 224K midterm solution.pdf 2002-11-07 14:03 385K solution 8.pdf 2002-12-07 12:18 169K

    Course Assignments

    This page lists assignments for the course. When solutions to problems are available, they'll appear in the directory list above.

    October 2

      for Friday October 4 Read main web page, syllabus, course outline.
      Read "scattering.pdf" online.
      Read Chapter 4 in Ashcroft and Mermin.

    October 4

      Problem Set 1, above, due in class October 11.

    October 11

      Problem Set 2, above, due in class October 18.

    October 18

      Problem Set 3, above, due in class Friday, October 25.

    October 25

      Problem Set 4, above, due in class Wednesday, October 30.

    Fri. November 1

      Midterm during class. It will cover the material through Problem Set 4.

    Fri. November 8

    Wed. November 13

    Fri. November 15

    Fri. November ??

    Mon. December 2

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