PHY 521/321: Condensed Matter Physics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2010
Solutions to Problem Sets 7 and 8 are now posted on the Homework page.
Have a good summer!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 

Problem Set 8, due by 4 pm Wednesday May 5 in my mailbox, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes for the last lecture 28 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, April 28, will be our last lecture. Problem Set 7 is due then. There will be one more Problem Set 8 on lattice vibrations posted on Wednesday and due on May 5. Recall, this course is being graded S/U. The only requirement for an S is that you complete all Problem Sets with a reasonable level of effort. If you anticipate that you will not complete all the Problem Sets and get them in to me by Friday May 7, you must come see me to make an agreement for an incomplete in the course  otherwise you risk receiving a U.
PLEASE take a moment to fill out the online survey for this course. You feedback is very important to me and I appreciate it greatly. To fill out the survey, please go to http://www.rochester.edu/registrar/ and click on the Course Evaluations link. Your username is your NetID, your password is your NetID password.
Solutions to Problem Set 6 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes for lecture 27 is posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes for lecture 26 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 6 was due last Wednesday. Please get it in to me by Monday at the latest. Problem 7 is due next Wednesday. There will be one more Problem Set 8 due after the end of the reading period on May 5.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 

Notes for lecture 25 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 7, due Wednesday, April 28, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 5 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 24 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes for lecture 23 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 

Notes for lecture 22 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 6, due Wednesday April 21, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 4 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes for lecture 21 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Remember, there is a makeup lecture this Thursday at 12:30 in BL 480.
Notes for lecture 20 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes for lecture 19 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 5, due Monday, April 12, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 18 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 4, due Thursday April 1 in lecture (i.e. next week). is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 16 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 2 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 13 (Cooper pairs) are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
A new Problem Set 3, due Monday, March 22, is posted on the Homework page. It is a single problem to have you derive the surface plasmon.
Note: classes are canceled next week because it is spring break. Class is canceled the following week because I am out of town. Lectures for this class will resume Monday, March 22.
Because of a student conflict, our Thursday makeup lectures have been moved to 12:30 pm in BL 480. Check the calendar page to see what dates these will be.
Friday, February 19, 2010 

This weeks lecture notes are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 1 are posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 2, due Wednesday, March 3, is posted on the Homework page.
Lectures next week, and on Monday, March 1, are canceled. There will be a makeup lecture Thursday, March 4, at 2 pm in BL 270.
The calendar for the rest of the semester, giving the dates of all future canceled and makeup lectures, is now posted.
Thursday, February 11, 2010 

Notes through lecture 8 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 5 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 

Problem Set 1, due Wednesday, Feb 10 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes for lectures 2 and 3 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 

Lectures have officially now moved into BL 315.
Lecture 1 is now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There is no lecture on Monday due to observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 

Welcome to Physics 521/321, Condensed Matter Physics I!
Look on this website for all homework, lecture notes, and other information about the class.
