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PHYSICS 240B M. L. COHEN SPRING 2008 : Tu & Th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 385 Le Conte Office Hours: Tu & Th, before class or by appointment, 539 Birge Reader : Jesse Noffsinger 542 Birge Office Hour: Mon. 1:30–2:30 pm Discussion Section : W 2–3, 4 Evans Prerequisites: Physics 240A Requirements : Five to seven problem sets (70% of grade) and a term paper on an approved subject. Suggested Texts: Undergraduate level: Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics Ashcroft and Mermin, Solid State Physics Intermediate level: Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids Graduate level : Cohen and Chelikowsky, Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of Semiconductors Kittel, Quantum Theory of Solids Madelung, Introduction to Solid State Theory
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Unformatted text preview: Schrieffer, Theory of Superconductivity Other texts and references will be suggested as different subjects are introduced. Reference texts are on reserve in the Physics Library. Approximate Outline of Physics 240B: Transport theory, Fermi surface measurements, Hall effects, electron-phonon interactions, polarons, superconductivity-experimental facts and fundamentals, BCS theory and beyond, superconducting mechanisms, many-body problem, Green's functions and Feynman diagrams, electron gas, Nambu-Gor'kov-Eliashberg theory of superconductivity, and current theories of superconductivity. Other miscellaneous topics will be discussed. Course Homepage :
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