Lecture Notes

Condensed Matter Physics

Slides and Exercise Sheets of Prof. Gross to the lectures Condensed Matter Physics 1 and 2 (WS 2004/2005 to SS 2021)

  Condensed Matter Physics 1   Condensed Matter Physics 2
  Introduction-KM-Expert-1.pdf            Introduction-KM-Expert-2.pdf   Questions-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  01-KM-Expert-1.pdf   02-KM-Expert-1.pdf   01-KM-Expert-2.pdf   02-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  03-KM-Expert-1.pdf   04-KM-Expert-1.pdf   03-KM-Expert-2.pdf   04-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  05-KM-Expert-1.pdf   06-KM-Expert-1.pdf   05-KM-Expert-2.pdf   06-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  07-KM-Expert-1.pdf   08-KM-Expert-1.pdf   07-KM-Expert-2.pdf   08-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  09-KM-Expert-1.pdf   10-KM-Expert-1.pdf   09-KM-Expert-2.pdf   10-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  11-KM-Expert-1.pdf   12-KM-Expert-1.pdf   11-KM-Expert-2.pdf   12-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  13-KM-Expert-1.pdf   14-KM-Expert-1.pdf   13-KM-Expert-2.pdf   14-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  15-KM-Expert-1.pdf   16-KM-Expert-1.pdf   15-KM-Expert-2.pdf   16-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  17-KM-Expert-1.pdf   18-KM-Expert-1.pdf   17-KM-Expert-2.pdf   18-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  19-KM-Expert-1.pdf   20-KM-Expert-1.pdf   19-KM-Expert-2.pdf   20-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  21-KM-Expert-1.pdf   22-KM-Expert-1.pdf   21-KM-Expert-2.pdf   22-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  23-KM-Expert-1.pdf   24-KM-Expert-1.pdf   23-KM-Expert-2.pdf   24-KM-Expert-2.pdf
  25-KM-Expert-1.pdf   26-KM-Expert-1.pdf   25-KM-Expert-2.pdf   26-KM-Expert-2.pdf
          27-KM-Expert-2.pdf   28-KM-Expert-2.pdf
          29-KM-Expert-2.pdf   30-KM-Expert-2.pdf

The present version of the slides may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de.  

Solutions to the excercises, vidoes of the lectures, summaries etc. can be downloaded here.

Condensed Matter Physics Books

The lecture notes on Condensed Matter Physics I + II have been started already in 1996. The first full version was completed in WS 2004/2005 and revised and improved in SS 2005. A further revision was made within WS 2008/2009 and SS 2009. Due to the large number of inquiries regarding a printed version of the lecture notes, their publication as a book was decided in 2011. The lecture notes on Condensed Matter Physics I + II have been published as a book by the Oldenbourg Verlag Munich in September 2012 (1st edition). For more detailed information please contact Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de.

Brief description of the book "Festkörperphysik":
The 1st edition of the book appeared in 2012 and was out of print already after 2 years. Therefore, a second revised and extended edition was published already in 2014. This 2nd edition has been further revised and in 2017 and amended by a new chapter on topological quantum materials. The 3rd edition was published in January 2018.

The modern text book gives a well-balanced introduction into the broadest a still rapidly growing field of physics. It serves as the basis for complementing special courses on topics such as superconductivity, magnetism, spin electronics, semiconductor physics or the modern field of quantum matter. Taking into account recent research results, the book addresses topical developments in condensed matter physics, in particular in fields such as nanophysics, magnetism or superconductivity. To illustrate the physical foundations and concepts of condensed matter physics, a large number of high-quality illustrations and many original data are used.  Together with the curricula vitae of influentual researchers important historical developments  are presented and their impact on modern physics is discussed. The target group of the book are bachelor and master students in physics and materials science.

Brief description of the book "Festkörperphysik. Aufgaben und Lösungen":
Only when students are asked to solve specific problems, questions arise and problems are popping up, which the students have not been aware of before. The book complements the well-recognized book "Festkörperphysik" by Rudolf Gross and Achim Marx with 100 exercises and well-elaborated sample solutions to all relevant fields of modern condensed matter physics. With the help of detailed descriptions of possible solution approaches the book provides a consolidation and increase of knowledge to the student as well as a self-restraint of the learning material. The book supports students to develop a profound understanding of physical concepts and to overcome hurdles during finding solution pathes for solving specific problems. 

The individual solution approches presented in the book are formulated in a comprehensible and clear way. They are supported by many helpful illustrations. The exercise book is idel for preparing for exams and for autonomous learning.

Magnetism

Lecture Notes of Dr. Matthias Opel to thel lecture Magnetism (WS 2004/05)

  Table of Contents.pdf   Literature.pdf    
  Magnetism Chap 1.pdf   Magnetism Chap 2.pdf   Magnetism Chap 3.pdf
  Magnetism Chap 4.pdf   Magnetism Chap 5.pdf   Magnetism Chap 6.pdf
  Magnetism Chap 7.pdf   Magnetism Chap 8.pdf    
  Magnetism Bullet Points.pdf   Magnetism Mind Map.pdf    

The present version of the lecture notes may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Matthias.Opel(at)wmi.badw.de

Spin Electronics

Lecture Notes of Prof. Gross to the lecture Spin Electonics (WS 2000/01, SS 2001, SS 2004, SS 2005)

  Table of Contents.pdf   Literature.pdf   Introduction.pdf
  Spintronics Chap 1.pdf   Spintronics Chap 2.pdf   Spintronics Chap 3.pdf
  Spintronics Chap 4.pdf   Spintronics Chap 5.pdf   Spintronics Chap 6.pdf
  Spintronics Chap 7.pdf   tbd.   Spintronics Chap 12.pdf
  Units.pdf   Physical Constants.pdf    

The present version of the lecture notes may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de

Applied Superconductivity

Lecture Notes of Prof. Gross, Dr. Deppe, Dr. Fedorov and Dr. Marx to the lecture Applied Superconductivity (WS 2003/04, WS 2004/05, WS 2006/07, WS 2007/08, WS 2008/09, WS 2009/10, SS 2013, SS2014, and SS2015)

   Lecture Notes
  AS Table of Contents.pdf        
  AS Chapter 1.pdf   AS Chapter 2.pdf   AS Chapter 3.pdf
  AS Chapter 4.pdf   AS Chapter 5.pdf   AS Chapter 6.pdf
  AS Chapter 7.pdf   AS Chapter 8.pdf   AS Chapter 9.pdf
  AS Literature.pdf   AS Units.pdf   AS Physical Constants.pdf
  AS Appendix 1   AS Appendix 2   AS Appendix 3
  AS Appendix 7   AS Appendix 8   AS Appendix 9
  AS Appendix 10        
  Slides
  AS Part 1 Introduction        
  AS Part 1 Chapter 1   AS Part 1 Chapter 2   AS Part 1 Chapter 3
  AS Part 1 Chapter 4   AS Part 1 Chapter 5    
  AS Part 2 Introduction        
  AS Part 2 Chapter 1   AS Part 2 Chapter 2   AS Part 2 Chapter 3
  AS Part 2 Chapter 4   AS Part 2 Chapter 5   AS Part 2 Chapter 6

The present version of the lecture notes and the slides may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de

Supercdonductivity and Low Temperature Physics 1

Lecture Notes of Prof. Gross to the lecture Supercdonductivity and Low Temperature Physics 1 (WS 2006/07, WS 2007/08, WS 2009/10, WS 2011/12, WS2012/13, WS2014/15)

  SC+LT Physics 1 Introduction.pdf        
  SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 1.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 2.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 3.pdf
  SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 4.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 5.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 6.pdf
  SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 7.pdf        
           

Excercises (including solutions) to Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 1 (WS 2014/2015)

  SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 1.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 2.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 3.pdf
  SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 4.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 5.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 6.pdf
  SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 7.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 8.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 9.pdf
  SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 10.pdf   SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 11.pdf   tbd
  SC+LT Physics 1 Exercise 13.pdf        

The present version of the lecture notes and the solutions of the exercises may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de

Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 2

Lecture Notes of Prof. Gross and Dr. Marx to the lecture Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 2 (SS 2006, SS 2008, SS 2010, SS 2012, SS 2013; SS 2014, SS 2015)

  SC+LT Physics 2 Introduction.pdf        
  SC+LT Physics 2 Chap 1.pdf   tbd   SC+LT Physics 2 Chap 3.pdf
  SC+LT Physics 1 Chap 4.pdf       SC+LT Physics 2 Appendix 1.pdf

The present version of the lecture notes may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de

Physics 1

Lecture Notes of Prof. Gross to the Lecture Physics 1 (WS 1999/2000)

  Gross Physics I Chap 1.pdf   Gross Physics I Chap 2.pdf   Gross Physics I Chap 3.pdf
  Gross Physics I Chap.pdf   Gross Physics I Chap.pdf   Gross Physics I Appendix 1.pdf

The present version of the lecture notes may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de

Physics 3

Lecture Notes of Prof. Gross to the Lecture Physics 3 (WS 2001/2002 and WS 2002/2003)

  Gross Physik III Kap 1.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 2.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 3.pdf
  Gross Physics III Chap 4.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 5.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 6.pdf
  Gross Physics III Chap 7.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 8.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 9.pdf
  Gross Physics III Chap 10.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 11.pdf   Gross Physics III Chap 12.pdf
  Gross Physics III Appendix 1.pdf        

The lecture notes have been completed in WS 2001/2002 and revised and improved in WS 2002/2003. The present version may contain typos and mistakes. Please send response to Rudolf.Gross(at)wmi.badw.de