MSE 405 Physics of Solids

By Mark Hersam

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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MSE 405 Lecture 1: Introduction View Lecture Notes
Schrodinger equation; Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

MSE 405 Lecture 2: Wave Function View Lecture Notes
Properties of the wave function; Operators; Expectation value; Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

MSE 405 Lecture 3: Time Independent Schroedinger Equation View Lecture Notes
Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions.

MSE 405 Lecture 4: Free Particle View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 5: Bound Particles I View Lecture Notes
Square well; Energy levels.

MSE 405 Lecture 6: Bound Particles II View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 7: Scattering and Tunneling View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 8: Separation of Variables I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 9: Separation of Variables II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 10: Hydrogen Atoms I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 11: Hydrogen Atoms II View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 12: Quantum Numbers View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 13: Bosons and Fermions View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 14: Variational Principle View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 15: Perturbation Theory View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 16: Midterm Review I View
MSE 405 Lecture 17: Midterm Review II View
MSE 405 Lecture 18: Quantum Statistical Physics View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 19: Arbitrary Potential View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 20: Free Electron Theory I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 21: Free Electron Theory II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 22: Vibrations I View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 23: Vibrations II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 24: The Harmonic Crystal I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 25: The Harmonic Crystal II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 26: Nearly Free Electrons View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 27: Waves in Locally Periodic Media View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 28: Local Periodic Potentials View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 29: Consequences of the Band Theory View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 30: Intrinsic Semiconductors View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 31: Extrinsic Semiconductors View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 32: Current in Semiconductors I View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 33: Current in Semiconductors II View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 34: Spatially Varying Carrier Concentrations View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 35: Final Review View