Two-quarter introduction (winter-spring) to condensed matter physics at
the level of Kittel's Introduction to Solid State Physics. Typically
the first quarter covers crystal structure, electron models and band
structure, and lattice vibrations (phonons). The second quarter treats
various special topics within Condensed Matter Physics, depending on
the professor. These may include semiconductors, optical effects,
surface science, magnetism, and superconductivity, among others.
Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics
The class draws on much of the undergraduate physics curriculum, especially
statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics.
You can check out old syllabi for the first and