•Course Purpose 
Lectures on basic solid state physics are given. In pariticualr, the main topics include the thermal properties of solids based on the lattice dyanamics. Intoruduction of Einstein model of Heat capacity to show quantum proeprties of matter and lattice vibrations. Dispersion relation of onedimensional chain and extension to diatomic lattice, Debye model of heat capacity based on lattice vibrations. 

•Prerequisite Subjects 
Mechanics I,II and exercise, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism A,B, Atomic Physics 

•Course Topics 
1. Introduction 2. Lattice vibrations 3. Heat capacity of solids  Classical theory 4. Heat capacity of solids  Quantun theory and Einstein model 5. Density of states 6. Heat capacity of solids  Debye model 

•Textbook 
C. Kittel; Introduction to solid state physics (John Wiley and Sons, Inc) 

•Additional Reading 
T. Kurosawa; Condensed matter physics (Shokabo) 

•Grade Assessment 
Examination and reports 

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