First term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Concept ...
First term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Concept of elementary excitations. Symmetry: translational, rotational, and time-reversal invariances: theory of representations. Energy bands: APW, OPW, pseudopotential and LCAO schemes. Survey of electronic structure of metals, semimetals, semiconductors, and insulators. Excitons. Critical points. Response functions. Interactions in the electron gas.