8.511 Theory of Solids I
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- electrons and phonons. Topological band theory. Survey of electronic structure of metals, semimetals, semiconductors, and insulators, excitons, critical points, response functions, and interactions in the electron gas. Theory of superconductivity.
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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