21 episodes

This lecture series constitutes a first undergraduate course in solid state physics delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner by Professor Steven H. Simon of Oxford University. Standard topics such as crystal structure, reciprocal space, free electrons, band theory, phonons, and magnetism are covered. The sequence of the lectures matches that of the book "The Oxford Solid State Basics" (OUP, 2013).

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This lecture series constitutes a first undergraduate course in solid state physics delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner by Professor Steven H. Simon of Oxford University. Standard topics such as crystal structure, reciprocal space, free electrons, band theory, phonons, and magnetism are covered. The sequence of the lectures matches that of the book "The Oxford Solid State Basics" (OUP, 2013).

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    01. Introduction to Condensed Matter; Einstein Model of Vibrations in Solids

    01. Introduction to Condensed Matter; Einstein Model of Vibrations in Solids

    First in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 44 min
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    02. Debye Model of Vibrations in Solids; Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals

    02. Debye Model of Vibrations in Solids; Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals

    Lecture 2 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 45 min
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    03. Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals / Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals

    03. Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals / Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals

    Lecture 3 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 46 min
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    04. Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals

    04. Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals

    Lecture 4 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 50 min
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    05. Chemistry in a Nutshell

    05. Chemistry in a Nutshell

    Lecture 5 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 50 min
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    06. Microscopic View of Vibrations in Solids in One Dimension I: The Monatomic Harmonic Chain

    06. Microscopic View of Vibrations in Solids in One Dimension I: The Monatomic Harmonic Chain

    Lecture 6 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 48 min

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