Modern Theory of Solids
Quantum theory of solids, emphasizing the unifying principles of symmetry, energy-band theory, dynamics of electrons and of periodic lattices, and cooperative phenomena.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 581 & PHSCS 651
Course Outcomes: 

Crystal Structure

Describe crystal structures in both direct and reciprocal space by identifying the primitive unit cell, atomic basis, reciprocal unit cell, and first Brillouin zone.

Groups and Symmetry

Identify crystal symmetries and their group theoretical relationships and apply them to descriptions of physical and properties such as phonon spectra, electronic bond structures, other excitation phenomena, and Fermi surfaces.

Calculate Basic Properties

Calculate basic electronic and phononic properties of materials using both classical and quantum mechanical models.