Introduction into Condensed Matter Physics 133

Spring 2017

Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00pm-3:20pm
PSCB 220

Instructor: Prof. Sasha Chernyshev
Office: RH 310F
Phone: (949)-824-6440
Web page:
Office hours: Mondays or Fridays by appointment


This course is the introduction into the basic concepts and tools of condensed matter physics.
It covers several broadly related topics. Basic knowledge of classical and quantum mechanics
and statistical physics is needed.

Topics to be covered [preliminary]

Recommended Book


Homework will be assigned weekly. Numbers will refer to the end-of-the-Chapter problems in Kittel.
The homework assignments will be due at the beginning of class on the dates announced separately.
The grade will be based on your homework (50%), midterm (20%), and a final (30%).