Physics 240AB
Condensed Matter Physics

Two-quarter introduction (fall-winter) to condensed matter physics at the level of Ashcroft and Mermin. Superconductivity and magnetism are not covered until the third quarter, 240C, which is usually taught by a different professor.

The class draws on much of the undergraduate physics curriculum, especially statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics. Graduate coursework in these areas is preferable but not strictly required as a prerequisite.