8.511 Theory of Solids I

Class Info

First term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Concept of elementary excitations. Symmetry- translational, rotational, and time-reversal invariances- theory of representations. Energy bands- APW, OPW, pseudopotential and LCAO schemes. Survey of electronic structure of metals, semimetals, semiconductors, and insulators, excitons, critical points, response functions, and interactions in the electron gas.

This class has 8.231 as a prerequisite.

8.511 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by L. Levitov.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-153.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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