**Week 1**

- Wednesday, Jan. 18, Classical kinetic theory of electrical conductivity, Drude model
- Friday, Jan. 20, Electrons in magnetic field, cyclotron resonance, Hall effect

**Week 2**

- Monday, Jan. 23, Quantum electrons, Density of states
- Wednesday, Jan. 25, Fermi level, chemical potential
- Friday, Jan. 27, HW #1 due. Fermi-Dirac statistics, heat capacity.

**Week 3**

- Monday, Jan. 30, Langevin paramagnetism and Curie-Weiss ferromagnetism
- Wednesday, Feb. 1, Pauli paramagnetism and Stoner ferromagnetism
- Friday, Feb. 3, HW #2 due. Landau levels and the integer quantum Hall effect

**Week 4**

- Monday, Feb. 6, Thermal transport
- Wednesday, Feb. 8, No class, Prof. out of town
- Friday, Feb. 10, HW #3 due. Elastic stress and strain

**Week 5**

- Monday, Feb. 13, Sound waves
- Wednesday, Feb. 15, Phonons (quanta of sound)
- Friday, Feb. 17, Debye model density of states, heat capacity

**Week 6**

- Monday, Feb. 20, Midterm #1, in class
- Wednesday, Feb. 23, Thermal conductivity of insulators
- Friday, Feb. 25, Raman and Brillouin scattering.

**Week 7**

- Monday, Feb. 27, HW #4 due. Phenomenology of BCS superconductivity
- Wednesday, March 1, no class, Prof. out of town
- Friday, March 3, Ginzburg-Landau theory and flux quantization

**Week 8**

- Monday, March 6, Vibrations of one dimensional chain
- Wednesday, March 8, HW #5 due. Vibrations of diatomic chain
- Friday, March 10, Midsemester break, no class

**Week 9**

- Monday, March 20, Molecular orbitals, covalent bond
- Wednesday, March 22, Tight-binding model in 1D, effective mass
- Friday, March 24, HW #6 due, Band filling, metallic bond

**Week 10**

- Monday, March 27, Midterm #2, in class
- Wednesday, March 29, Diatomic chain, Peierls distortion
- Friday, March 31, HW #7 due, Electronic transport. Tight-binding in 2D

**Week 11**

- Monday, April 3, Hubbard model of H2 molecule, Mott antiferromagnetism
- Wednesday, April 5, Crystal lattices and atomic structure
- Friday, April 7, HW #8 due, Bragg diffraction

**Week 12**

- Monday, April 10, Diffraction as Fourier transform, reciprocal lattice
- Wednesday, April 12, Space groups. Laue condition
- Friday, April 14, Lattice with basis. Quantum perturbation theory

**Week 13**

- Monday, April 17, Nearly free electrons
- Wednesday, April 19, HW #9 due, Fermi surfaces
- Friday, April 21, No class (Spring Carnival)

**Week 14**

- Monday, April 24, Electrons and holes
- Wednesday, April 26, Midterm #3, in class
- Friday, April 28, HW #10 due, Kohn-Sham equation. DFT calculation of band structure and Fermi surface

**Week 15**

- Monday, May 1, Intrinsic and doped semiconductors
- Wednesday, May 3, pn junction devices
- Friday, May 5, HW #11 due, Diode

**Final Exam**

- Friday, May 12, 5:30-8:30, Wean 7316