Open Solid State Notes

Learning goals

After following this course you will be able to:

  • Formulate the main models of solid state physics
  • Given a description of a solid state physics problem, write down the corresponding equations
  • Identify the relevant approximations and apply them to solve this problem

In these notes our aim is to provide learning materials which are:

  • self-contained
  • easy to modify and remix, so we provide the full source, including the code
  • open for reuse: see the license below.

The course is heavily inspired by the book Oxford Solid State Basics by Steve Simon (referred to as the book in the materials).

Whether you are a student taking this course, or an instructor reusing the materials, we welcome all contributions, so check out the course repository, especially do let us know if you see a typo!