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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

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