About the course
a. The course covers basic concepts of condensed matter physics such as crystal structures, Drude model and Sommerfeld theory, phonons, Bloch’s theorem, reciprocal space, tight binding model, the nearly free electron model, energy bands and quasi-particles, semiconductors, and magnetism. An overview is given of the variety of physical properties that different materials exhibit, including optical, thermal, electrical, and magnetic effects. Experimental techniques for fundamental studies of materials are introduced.
b. The course consists of the following course units:
TEOR, Teori (Theory) 5.5 credits
EXPT, Experiment (Experiment) 2 credits