Course Plan

Topics

Week Topic Chapter
1 Introduction
2 Bravais lattice, crystals 4,7
3 Reciprocal lattice 5
4 X-ray diffraction 6
5 Classifications of Solids 19
6 Classical Theory of Harmonic Crystal 22
7 Quantum Theory of Harmonic Crystal 23
8 Drude Theory of Metals 1
9 Drude & Sommefeld Theory of Metals 1,2
10 Electrons in a periodic potential 8
11 Energy bands 8
12 Electrons in a Weak Periodic Potential 9
13 The Tight-Binding Method 10

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