__ COURSE TIME:__
MWF 11:00 am -11:50 am.

__ COURSE LOCATION:__
Physics 140.

__ INSTRUCTOR:__
Richard Scalettar

__ OFFICE:__
Physics-Geology 409.

__ OFFICE HOURS:__
Wednesdays, noon - 2:00 pm in room Physics 106; or by appointment.

__ TEACHING ASSISTANT/GRADER:__
Chris Miller

__ OFFICE:__
Physics 225

__ OFFICE HOURS:__
Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

__ PROGRAMMING PROBLEM SESSIONS:__
We noon - 2:00 pm, Physics 106 (Computer Lab)

Attendence is optional!!!

__ GRADING: __

(Weekly) Homework 50%:

Some numerical work will be assigned.
(See problem sessions above.)

Midterm Exam 20%:
Monday May 6, 11:00 am -noon, room 140

Final Exam 30%:
Saturday June 8, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, room 140

__ MORE GRADING DETAILS: __

*
All exams are closed book. Calculators are allowed.

A significant fraction of exam problems will be chosen from homework,
and lecture material.

Regular review of these
parts of the course throughout the quarter will prepare you well for the
midterm and final.

__ TEXT:__
"Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and Crystalline Physics"

David L. Sidebottom, Cambridge University Press 2012, ISBN
978-1-107-01710-8

LECTURE NOTES:

Where do Electron Energy Bands Come From?

Second Quantization, version 1

Second Quantization, version 2

Second Quantization, from a textbook

Energy Bands - 1

Energy Bands - 2

Review of Finite Square Well

Slater Determinants and Variational Wave Functions

Second Quantization in Momentum Space

Density of States - 1

Density of States - 2

Recap

The Periodic Anderson Model and CuO_{2} Sheets

Ising Model- 1

BACKGROUND MATERIAL:

vi tutorial from Sean Davis's ECS 30 class

vi tutorial written by Peter Salzman

Minimal Linux

linux tutorial written by Peter Salzman

Introduction to xmgrace

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment One, Due Friday, April 12

Assignment One, Solutions

Assignment Two, Due Friday, April 19

Assignment Two, Solutions

Assignment Three, Due Friday, May 3

Assignment Three, Solutions

Assignment Four, Due Friday, May 24

Assignment Five, Due Saturday, June 8

Resource for PS5: Iron-pnictide superconductor overview

PAST EXAMS

2012 Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam Solutions

DIAGONALIZATION ROUTINES

Instructions for compilation and use.

jacobi.c

jacobi_test.c

nrutil.c

nrutil.h

input.txt