Course development and history
Condensed matter theory: Crystal structure. Wave diffraction. Bragg law. Laue equations. Crystal binding. Elasticity. Reciprocal lattice. Brillouin zone. Crystal vibration. Quantization of elastic waves. Thermal properties. Debye model. Free electron gas. Energy bands. Bloch theorem. Kronig-Penney model. Fermi surfaces and metals. Calculation of energy bands. Magnetism. Noncrytalline solids. Nanostructures.
After completed course you will be able:
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Mathematical physics methods.
Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition.
Holgate, Understanding Solid State Physics
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability. The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
TEN1 – Theory questions and problem solving,
7,5 hp, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.
SCI/Theoretical Undergaduate Physics
If less than 12 students sign up it will be offered as a reading course.