8.512 Theory of Solids II

Spring 2004

The Kondo problem.
Graphical representation of the scattering phase shifts in the Kondo problem.  (Image by Prof. Patrick Lee.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive lecture notes as well as problem sets.

Course Description

This is the second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include linear response theory; the physics of disorder; superconductivity; the local moment and itinerant magnetism; the Kondo problem and Fermi liquid theory.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Patrick Lee

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate