COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To give introduction into fundamental concepts of solid state physics, in particular: crystal structure, interactions leading to crystallization, ellastic and thermal properties of crystal lattice, free electron gas and its thermal properties, Schroedinger equation for electron in periodic potential and electron energy bands, electronic and thermal transport and conductivity, dielectric response of materials to external electric field, properties of semiconductors, magnetic properties of materials (diamagnetism, paramagentism, ferromagnetism), basics of superconductivity.
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS:
Students' obligations during classes: Attendance at lectures and exercises, elaboration of weekly homework.
Signature requirements: Attendance at 40% of lectures/exercises, submission of 40% of homework, passing grade at corresponding homework elaborations.
Taking exams: Students that have attended 85% lectures/exercises and have successfully passed 85% homework elaborations, take just a final oral exam. Those that have not fulfilled these requirements, but have fulfilled the signature requirements, take a written exam before the final oral exam. The final grade is formed from the grades from homework elaborations / written exam and the final oral exam.