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Physics 561 Course Syllabus

Fall 2023

T, Th 11:00-12:20 Room 158 Loomis

Instructor: P. Phillips, Rm. 2121 ESB

Textbook: P. Phillips, Advanced Solid State Physics, 2nd Edition

Cambridge University Press, 2017

Office Hours:

Philip Phillips : W: 1:00-2:30

Matthew Thibodeau  : M 10:00-11:00am (276 Loomis Lab)

 A. Many-Body Methods Introduction: Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Handouts (see Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking) Free-electron Gas Tight-binding Born-Oppenheimer Approximation 2nd Quantization and Field Operators Hartree States/Hartree-Fock Approximation/Koopmans Theorem Interacting Electron Gas Beyond H.F./Wigner Interpolation   B. General Many-Body Phenomena Phenomenology on Local Magnetic Moments in Metals Green Functions Anderson Model Mean Field Solution Using Equations of Motion Relation to Kondo Model Kondo problem, scaling and all that Phase Shifts Lecture Notes Handouts (see Asymptotic Freedom/Politzer) Handouts (see Asymptotic Freedom/Gross/Wilzcek) Plasma Oscillations Handouts (see Bohm-Pines reference to Collective Coordinates) RPA Dielectric Response Function() Stopping Power of a Plasma Phonons and e-phonon Interaction Ultrasonic Attenuation Electrical Conduction (Drude Formula, Boltzmann Transport Equation, Hydrodynamic Limit, Sound Propagation Bosonization of Electron Gas Luttinger liquids Fermi Liquid Theory,RG for the Fermi surface, Luttinger's non-theorem Handouts (see Polchinski's paper on RG for Fermi surfaces) C. Superconductivity General Properties of Type I and Type II Superconductors London Equations Handouts (see Weinberg's paper on superconductivity) Handouts (see Fractional Electro-magnetism) Energy Gap, Penetation Depth, Ultrasonic Attenuation NMR (Hebel-Slichter Peak) BCS Model a. Phonon-induced Cooper Pair Formation b. Global Pair State c. Normal Ground State Instability d. Gap Equation e. Quasi-particle Excitations f. Thermodynamics g. Nuclear Spin-lattice Relaxation   D. Localization and Quantum Hall physics Anderson Localization Weak Localization Integer Quantum Hall Effect Topological Insulators Fractional Quantum Hall Effect E. Mott physics 1. Mott insulators: Mottness 2. Hubbard Model 3. Antiferromagnetism 4. Hatsugai-Khomoto Model   F. Course Requirements Five Homework Sets (approximately) (1/3 of grade) Take-home midterm (1/3 of grade) Take-home Final (1/3 of grade) Erratum LECTURES AND HOMEWORK LINKS Canvas page found here All homework is handled through the Canvas page Assignments and their due dates are periodically updated there, please check it often If you do not have access, email the TA