SS 2014

WS 2013/2014

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Solid State Theory


Priv. Doz. Dr. Johannes Roth,

Exercise Sheets

Exercise Sheet Deadline
assign01 April 24th
assign02 May 8th
assign03 May 15th
assign04 May 22nd
assign05 June 12th
assign06 June 19th
assign07 June 26th
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assign11 July 24th


!! New Version !!

0th Chapter: Introduction

1st Chapter: Crystal Structure

2nd Chapter: Lattice Vibrations

3rd Chapter: Electrons in a periodic potential

4th Chapter Section 1: Interacting Electrons

6th Chapter: Superconductivity

7th Chapter: Magnetism

4th Chapter Section 2: Interacting Electrons

Appendix Section 2: Additions

Interesting References

BJ Powell, An introduction to effective low-energy Hamiltonians in condensed matter physics and chemistry


The books mentioned here are only a few examples. There are many others.

NW Ashcroft, ND Mermin Solid State Physics
JM Ziman Principles of the Theory of Solids
W Jones, NH March Theoretical Solid State Physics
AL Fetter, JD Walecka Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems
EKU Gross, E Runge, O Heinonen Many-Particle Theory
RD MattuckA Guide to Feynman Diagramms in the Many-Particle Problem
GD Mahan Many-Particle Physics
C Kittel Quantum Theory of Solids

Content of the Course

1 Crystal Structure, Diffraction
2 Lattice vibrations
3 Electrons in periodic potentials
4 Identical particles
5 Second Quantization
6 Fermi Gas
7 Superconductivity
8 Magnetism
9 Green's functions
10 Hartree-Fock