**Lecturer:**Professor Randall J. Scalise

**Lecture meeting times and place:**MWF 11:00-11:50AM in 153 Fondren Science Building**Office hours:**after lecture and by appointment.

**Contact:**- Call or leave a message at 768-2504, or
- Leave a note in the Physics Department Office - 102 Fondren Science, or
- send me e-mail: <scalise@smu.edu>

**Exam Dates:**Open book, open notes, open Mathematica, closed internet.- Midterm - ??? in class

Practice midterm exam with solutions - Final Exam - Wednesday 9 May 2018, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

- Midterm - ??? in class
**Text:***Introduction to Solid State Physics*8th edition by Charles Kittel

**Lecture Notes:**- 15Jan16. See also 3D Crystal Viewer, Crystal system.
- 20Jan16. See also Bravais lattice, Point group, Space group, 17 Wallpaper patterns.
- 22Jan16. See also CsCl, other structures, Miller indices.
- 25Jan16. See also real Fourier series.
- 27Jan16. See also complex Fourier series.
- 29Jan16. See also Reciprocal lattice, Contravariant and covariant components.
- 01Feb16. See also Ewald sphere, Brillouin zones.
- 03Feb16. See also Structure factor.
- 05Feb16. See also Single-slit diffraction, Multiple-slit diffraction.
- 08Feb16. See also van der Waals force, London dispersion force.
- 10Feb16. See also
- Lennard-Jones 6-12 potential,
- Buckingham 6-exp potential,
- Lattice sums and their phase diagram implications for the classical Lennard-Jones model by Frank H. Stillinger, J.Chem.Phys.115,5208(2001); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1394922.

- 12Feb16. See also cgs units, Statcoulomb (esu).
- 15Feb16. See also Madelung constant.
- 17Feb16. See also Bulk modulus.
- 19Feb16. See also Exchange interaction, Spin-Statisitcs Theorem I, Spin-Statisitcs Theorem II.
- 22Feb16. See also Metallic hydrogen, Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion.
- 24Feb16. See also Phonon, Aliasing.
- 26Feb16. See also
- 29Feb16. See also Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album cover
- 02Mar16. See also William Allison's notes.
- 14Mar16. See also Dispersion relations and mass for diatomic basis
- 16Mar16. See also
Quantum harmonic oscillator,
Einstein solid,
Boltzmann distribution,
Partition function,

Ice bomb (the reason it is so difficult to perform experiments at constant volume). - 18Mar16. See also Density of states.
- 21Mar16.
- 23Mar16. See also Gaussian integrals.
- 28Mar16. See also Particle in a box.
- 30Mar16.
- 01Apr16. See also PHYS 3374 L28, PHYS 3374 L29, PHYS 3374 L30, PHYS 3374 L31, PHYS 3374 L32, PHYS 3374 L33.
- 04Apr16.
- 11Apr16. See also White Dwarfs
- 13Apr16. See also
- 15Apr16.
- 18Apr16. See also Periodic boundary conditions.
- 20Apr16.
- 22Apr16. See also Solids and Bandstructure
- 25Apr16. See also
- BEC 1/2, BEC 2/2 PHYS 3374 notes,
- Bose-Einstein condensate,
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 2001,
- BEC animation,
- Bose-Einstein Condensates with Rubidium Atoms,
- Bose, BEC by John Preskill, Physics 12C.

- 27Apr16. Superfluidity. See also
- Second Sound in superfluid liquid helium - 4He II,
- Alfred Leitner - Liquid Helium II the Superfluid,
- Liquid helium from HyperPhysics,
- Lambda point.

- 29Apr16. Superconductivity. See also
- 02May16. Superconductivity continued. See also
- Finding Brillouin zones: A visual guide
- Brillouin Zones - U. of Cambridge

**Syllabus****Students with disabilities, medically excused absences, absences in general****Official University Calendar**

**Homework:**Due dates are strictly enforced. 50% if late; 0% once the solutions are posted. You may work together, but the work that you turn in should be unique. Identical work will receive a grade that is divided among all parties. It is possible to find answers to some homework problems on the internet; do not do this. The point, after all, is not to fool me into thinking that you have learned physics, but rather actually to learn some physics.- HW01 due
- HW02 due
- HW03 due
- HW04 due
- HW05 due
- No homework due ??? because of the midterm on ???
- No homework due ??? because of Spring Break
- HW06 due
- HW07 due
- HW08 due
- HW09 due
- HW10 due
- HW11 due

**Homework Solutions**

**Other Resources:****Professor Reka Albert's (PSU) Lecture Notes:****Professor Besire Gonul's (Gaziantep U. Turkey) Lecture Notes:**- Physics 555: Solid State Physics U Tenn Knoxville.
- PHYS 40352 Solid State Physics at U Manchester (UK)
- Solid State Physics - Dr. Guoliang Yang, Drexel U.
- Physics 406: Introduction to Solid State Physics - Professor Alexandre V. Morozov, Rutgers U.
- MIT Open Courseware (Physics)a

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