Physics 601: Solid State Physics I
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University
Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:10-2:30, ARC 207
First meeting: Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Instructor: Karin M. Rabe
office: Serin 275A (East Wing)
Text: Solid State Physics, by G. Grosso and G.
Pastori-Parravicini (Academic Press, 2000).
Structure and Dynamics, by M. T. Dove
Solid State Physics, by N. Ashcroft and D. Mermin
Introduction to Solid State Physics, by C. Kittel
Band Theory of Solids, S. L. Altmann
Condensed Matter Physics, by M. P. Marder
Physics 602 in the spring semester will cover he response of solids to applied fields (transport and optical properties), and properties of crystals dependent upon electron-electron interactions (superconductivity and magnetism).
Course requirements are the weekly problem sets. Some of the
problems will require the ability to solve problems numerically and
display functions and numerical results graphically using Mathematica
or a comparable package. An introductory tutorial session will be
scheduled for those in the class who do not have the necessary
familiarity with Mathematica.
Prerequisites are knowledge of quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and statistical physics, at least at the undergraduate level. Previous exposure to solid state physics in an undergraduate-level course will be very helpful, but not absolutely necessary for sufficiently motivated students.