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: 

Electrons and Phonons

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

Interacting Electrons

Use interacting electron models to account for common quasi-particle phenomena.

Magnetic Properties

Describe well-known interaction models that exhibit magnetic behaviors and apply them in simple cases.

Computational Methods

Explain common computational methods that go beyond the independent electron model.