PS 222

PS 222 Introduction to Solid State Physics (3 units)

This is an introductory course to solid state physics covering crystal structures, reciprocal lattices, crystal binding, lattice vibrations, heat capacity, free electron gas and energy bands.

Prerequisite: none

Ashcroft, Neil W. & Mermin, N. D., Solid State Physics, Philadelphia: Saunders, 1976.
Ibach, Harald & Luth, Hans, Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science 2nd Ed., Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1995.
Kittel, C., Introduction to Solid State Physics 7th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1995. (Chapters 1 to 7)
Mihaly, Laszlo & Martin, Michael C., Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions, Wiley, 1997.
Myers, H. P., Introductory Solid State Physics, London: Taylor & Francis, 1990.
Pettifor, David, Bonding and Structure of Molecules and Solids, New York: Oxford University Press Inc., 1995.