Physik der Kondensierten Materie (10878-01 Vorlesung mit Übung 6KP)

last updated June 1, 2017, tc
Fall Semester 2014


Fall semester 2016

  • Lectures: Thursdays, 12:15-14:00 and Fridays, 10:15-12:00, HS2
  • Exercises: Thuesdays, 12:15-14:00, 3 groups (see below)



Physics 1-4, math cycle, mechanics, electrodynamics, (parallel in 5th semester quantum mechanics and atomic and nuclear physiks, in 6th semester statistical mechanics)



Introduction to solid state physics, structure, lattice vibrations, electrons, semiconductors, magnetism





Lecture Notes

The lectures are based in part on Steve Simon's recent lectures and book (lecture notes 2012 available here) and the KoMa lecture notes by Christian Schönenberger (available here and on ADAM).



Friday, 19.12.2014, 10:00-12:00

Written exam, 2 hours, similar to problem sets


  • handwritten notes, max 5 pages A4 (double sided) or 10 pages (single sided)
  • non-programmable calculator
  • English-German dictionary

Forbidden is everything else, in particular wireless/cellular devices, will lead to exclusion from the exam


Repetition Exam

Can be taken upon request during summer break if all participants of repetition agree to an oral exam.



Tuesdays, 12:00-14:00

first meeting: Tuesday, 22.9.15, 12:15 (hints for set #1)

problem sets are available on ADAM


dueFridays, 10:00 before lecture, leave answer in folder at office 1.10
returned (corrected)Tuesday in exercise

In order to pass/obtain the 6KP, 60% or more of the exercise points are required. The exam sets the grade.


Teaching Team

Taras Patlatiuk1.107 3786EPhysics 1.09
Bilal Kalyoncu1.127 3691EBiozentrum 106
Leon Camenzind0.237 3780D/EBiozentrum 103
Peter Makk1.157 3906ELZM 105
Myrsini Lafkioti1.107 3786D/E
Lucas Casparis1.127 3691D/E
Dominik Zumbühl1.16a7 3693D/E