University of California San Diego, Department of Physics
Fall 2017 Physics 211A Webpage

Welcome to Physics 211A, Solid State Physics, Fall 2017

Catalog description : The first of a two-quarter course in solid-state physics. Covers a range of solid-state phenomena that can be understood within an independent particle description. Topics include: chemical versus band-theoretical description of solids, electronic band structure calculation, lattice dynamics, transport phenomena and electrodynamics in metals, optical properties, semiconductor physics.


Course Materials:

Course Information:

Lectures: Tu Th 12:30p - 1:50p, Mayer Hall 5301

Course Text: Ashcroft / Mermin, Solid State Physics
Other books

Course Description: See General Catalog
Final: tba

Instructor Information -

Instructor: Jorge E. Hirsch, 5310 Mayer Hall, Ext. 4-3931, e-mail: (include 211 in subject line)
                     Office Hours: Mon 2-3 or by appointment

General Information