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Theoretical Solid State Physics 2021

Participation: registration in Campus Management required

Lectures: Mo, Th 8:15-10:00 (online via Webex; invitations sent to email addresses known to Campus Management)

Tutorials: Mo 16-18 (online via Webex)

Student-run discussion room: link (requires a @physik.fu-berlin.de email or explicit invitation by someone already in the group)

Content: Noninteracting quantum gases, Landau Fermi liquid theory, Bloch theory, X-ray scattering, neutron scattering, interactions and instabilities (CDW, exciton condensation, superconductivity), topological free-fermion phases, quantum Hall effects, Kondo effect, classical and quantum magnetism 

Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics including elements of advanced quantum mechanics (second quantization); quantum statistics

Problem sets: published online on this webpage on Thursdays, must be submitted the following Thursday before the beginning of class; active participation will require 50% of points

Exam: oral exam on course material

Problem Sets:

sample problem w/ solution

Set 1      pdf      solution

Set 2      pdf      solution

Set 3      pdf      solution

Set 4      pdf      solution

Set 5      pdf      notes solution

Set 6      pdf      see Landau/Lifshitz vol. 5, §59 & §60

Set 7      pdf      solution

Set 8      pdf      solution

Set 9      pdf      solution

Set 10    pdf      solution solution

Set 11    pdf      solution

Set 12    pdf     solution

Set 13    pdf     solution

Class notes:

Notes on second quantization

Lecture 1   Lecture 2   Lecture 3   Lecture 4   Lecture 5   Lecture 6

Lecture 7   Lecture 8   Lecture 9   Lecture 10 Lecture 11 Lecture 12

Lecture 13 Lecture 14 Lecture 15 Lecture 16 Lecture 17 Lecture 18

Lecture 19 Lecture 20 Lecture 21 Lecture 22 Lecture 23 Lecture 24

Lecture 25+26