Physics 140AB
Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics

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.

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 second semesters.