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This lecture series constitutes a first undergraduate course in solid state physics delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner by Professor Steven H. Simon of Oxford University. Standard topics such as crystal structure, reciprocal space, free electrons, band theory, phonons, and magnetism will be given priority in this course. The sequence of the lectures matches that of the book “The Oxford Solid State Basics” (OUP, 2013).


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
01. Introduction to Condensed Matter; Einstein Model of Vibrations in Solids 00:45:00
02. Debye Model of Vibrations in Solids; Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals 00:46:00
03. Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals / Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals 00:47:00
04. Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals 00:50:00
05. Chemistry in a Nutshell 00:50:00
06. Microscopic View of Vibrations in Solids in One Dimension I: The Monatomic Harmonic Chain 00:48:00
07. Microscopic View of Vibrations in Solids in One Dimension II: The Diatomic (Alternating) Harmonic Chain 00:53:00
08. Microscopic View of Electrons in Solids in One Dimension: Tight Binding Chain 00:50:00
09. Geometry of Solids I: Crystal Structure in Real Space 00:52:00
10. Geometry of Solids II: Real Space And Reciprocal Space 00:51:00
11. Reciprocal Space and Scattering 00:52:00
Module: 02
12. Scattering Experiments II 00:52:00
13. Scattering Experiments III 00:52:00
14. Waves in Reciprocal Space 00:50:00
15. Nearly Free Electron Model 00:50:00
16. Band Structure and Optical Properties of Solids 00:50:00
17. Dynamics of Electrons in Bands 00:54:00
18. Semiconductor Devices and Introduction to Magnetism 00:50:00
19. Magnetic Properties of Atoms 00:52:00
20. Collective Magnetism 00:51:00
21. Mean Field Theory and Closing Thoughts 00:55:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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