8.511 Theory of Solids I

Fall 2004

The copper-oxygen sheet in a high temperature superconductor.
The copper-oxygen sheet in a high temperature superconductor. (Image by Prof. Patrick Lee.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture summaries and problem sets.

Course Description

This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Patrick Lee

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate