Presentation: Pick a topic of your own choice or take a look at my suggestions.
Think through thoroughly what you're going to present and e-mail me a
brief description along with references on which your presentation is
going to be based
and Thursday, 12-1:20 pm, SEC-218. To benefit most from
lectures, it's best to read the text ahead of lecture. Then, you can
ask questions that wouldn't otherwise come up. Don't hesitate to ask
questions during and after lectures or during office hour.
Grosso and Parravicini, “Solid State Physics” (2nd ed.,
Academic Press, 2014), ISBN-10: 0123850304. See also other
The current plan is to cover Chapters
15 (Electron gas in magnetic fields), 16 (Magnetic properties of
systems and Kondo impurities), 17 (Magnetic ordering in crystals) and
(Superconductivity) of Grosso and Parravicini.