**Lecturer:**Professor Randall J. Scalise

**Lecture meeting times and place:**MWF 11:00-11:50AM in 157 Fondren Science Building**Office hours:**after lecture MTWTh 12:30-2:30PM and by appointment in room 107.

**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 - Wednesday 11 March 2020 in class

Practice midterm exam with solutions - Final Exam - Wednesday 6 May 2020, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

- Midterm - Wednesday 11 March 2020 in class
**Grading:**- 60% homework
- 17.5% midterm exam
- 17.5% final exam
- 5% reading quizzes

**Course Objectives:**By the end of the course, students should be able to:- understand crystal lattices and the reciprocal lattice, the free-electron model of metals, and lattice vibrations -- phonons
- understand Bragg diffraction and crystal binding, ionic and covalent
- calculate the density of states and apply thermodynamics to crystals
- calculate energy bands in solids using quantum mechanics
- understand superconductivity, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism
- solve problems in all the areas above

**Course Format:**Class time will be used for lecturing, not for problem solving.**Expectations:**Students are expected to attend all lectures and to be able to answer questions posed by the lecturer in class. Students should not use lecture time to do anything other than listen attentively and take notes. Homework assignments should be started well in advance of the due date.

**5337 Text:***Introduction to Solid State Physics*8th edition by Charles Kittel**6338 Text:**Solid State Physics by Neil Ashcroft and N. David Mermin (not the unauthorized revised version with Wei)

**Lecture Notes:**- 15Jan16. See also 3D Crystal Viewer, Crystal system, Unit cells.
- 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.
- PHYS 4321 lecture notes: 01, 02, 03;
- Mathematica notebooks: Sawtooth, Square wave.

- 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: video, audio only.
- 01Apr16. See also PHYS 3374 L28, PHYS 3374 L29, PHYS 3374 L30, video, audio only.
- PHYS 3374 L31, PHYS 3374 L32, PHYS 3374 L33, video, audio only.
- 04Apr16.
- 11Apr16. See also White Dwarfs
- 13Apr16. See also
- 15Apr16.
- 18Apr16. See also Periodic boundary conditions.
- 20Apr16.
- 22Apr16. See also Solids and Bandstructure
- Kronig-Penney model [video, audio only].
- Mathematica notebook convert Kittel figure 7-5 to figure 7-6.
- Prof. Manoj K. Harbola (IIT)
- Periodic Lattices Part 1 MIT Open Courseware
- Periodic Lattices Part 2 MIT Open Courseware

- 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 Monday 27 January 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW02 due Monday 3 February 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW03 due Monday 10 February 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW04 due Monday 17 February 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW05 due Monday 24 February 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW06 due Monday 2 March 2020 at 11:00:00am
- No homework due Monday 9 March 2020 because of the midterm exam on the 11th
- No homework due Monday 16 March 2020 because of Spring Break
- No homework due Monday 23 March 2020 because of Spring Break
- HW07 due Monday 30 March 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW08 due Monday 6 April 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW09 due Monday 13 April 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW10 due Monday 20 April 2020 at 11:00:00am
- HW11 due Friday 1 May 2020 at 11:00:00am
- No homework due Monday 4 May 2020 because of the final exam on the 6th

**Homework Solutions**

**Other Resources:****Professor Reka Albert's (PSU) Lecture Notes:****Professor Besire Gonul's (Gaziantep U. Turkey) Lecture Notes:**- Introduction to Solid State Physics by Sergey Frolov (23 lectures)
- 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
- Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
- Physics of Solids I
- Theory of Solids I (Graduate)
- Theory of Solids II (Graduate)
- MIT 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2013 (2013) Lectures 20, 21, 22.
- Metrical Matrix
- Time Crystals
- Chromatic Aberrations: Yang and Mills Meet Aharonov and Bohm by John Preskill

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