Electronic  Nicola Marzari 
1 
From particles to waves: the Schrödinger equation 
Problem set 1 out 
2 
The mechanics of quantum mechanics: operators, expectation values 

3 
Measurements and probabilities
The harmonic oscillator


4 
The hydrogen atom and the periodic table 
Problem set 1 due
Problem set 2 out

5 
Periodicity and phonons 

6 
Electrons in a lattice: Bloch's theorem 
Problem set 2 due
Problem set 3 out

7 
The nearlyfree electron model 

8 
The tightbinding model
Band structures

Problem set 3 due
Problem set 4 out

9 
Semiconductors and insulators 

10 
Band structure engineering 
Problem set 4 due
Problem set 5 out

11 
Transport of heat and electricity 

12 
Inhomogeneous and hot carriers in semiconductors 
Problem set 5 due 
13 
Midterm exam (during class, 1:30 hours) 
Quiz 1 
14 
The pn diode 

Optical I  Nicola Marzari 
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Optical materials and refractive index 
Problem set 6 out 
16 
Electromagnetism in dielectric media 
Problem set 6 due
Problem set 7 out

17 
Classic propagation of waves 
Problem set 8 out 
18 
Interband absorption 
Problem set 7 due 
Magnetic  David Paul 
19 
Fundamental of ferromagnetic materials 
Problem set 9 out 
20 
Hysteresis loop and driving energies 
Problem set 8 due 
21 
Hard materials and permanent magnets 
Problem set 9 due
Problem set 10 out

22 
Soft materials: thin films and nanoparticles
Spintronics and GMR


23 
Spin valves, spin switches, and spin tunneling 
Problem set 10 due
Problem set 11 out

Optical II  Nicola Marzari 
24 
Excitons 

25 
Luminescence 
Problem set 11 due
Problem set 12 out

26 
Semiconductor quantum wells 

27 
Final exam 
