Physics 515: Metals (Spring 2010)
MWF 9:15-10:05, 502 Reiss (MWF)
Office: 552 Reiss
Office Hours: T Th 1:30-2:00, or by appointment.
I am in most times except Mondays 3-4:30, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1-5
Telephone: (202) 687-6159
This course will cover much of solid state physics basics, as applied to metals.
We will discuss Bloch's theorem and band structures, electron-electron
interactions, electron dynamics and transport, ferromagnetism, and
superconductivity. We will cover most of Ziman's Principles of the theory
of solids in this course
course; in particular, selected sections in Chapters 1, 3-7, 9, 10, and 11.
View this syllabus at
Developers of solid state physics that we will meet in this course
This course will have six homework assignments and a final. The
final is on March 5. Most of the readings come from Ziman's
Solid State Physics and original research articles.
Assigned reading must be completed before the lecture where the material
will be presented. In order to deliver the material in a more relaxed fashion,
we will meet informally after the lecture period in the Physics lobby to
complete lecture materials, discuss homework problems, and answer questions.
Last modified January 5, 2010
Jim Freericks, Professor of Physics,
freericks at physics dot georgetown dot edu