Winter 2012/2013

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Monien

Exercises: Vipin Varma

Lecture timings:

Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00, Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 in HS, Physics Institute.

Tutorial timings:

Tuesday 17:45 - 19:30 in Ue 22/Room 0.009, AVZ.


12 Apr. 2013: An introduction to Mathematica 9 is scheduled on 26/04/2013 at 10 am in Seminar room 1, BCTP, Wegelerstr. 10, covering some of the listed topics.

16 Apr. 2013: Corrected (hopefully obvious) typo in lecture timings initially mentioned on webpage.


12 Apr. 2013: You can obtain a student's license of Mathematica from here.

16 Apr. 2013: Experimental signatures of Kohn anomalies (indicated by arrows) may be seen in Fig. 9 on Page 141 of this review article. Note how well ring diagram calculations agree with neutron scattering data.

04 June 2013: For a popularized exposition of SDW and CDW, have a look at 'Charge and Spin Density Waves' by S. Brown and G. Gruener, Scientific American Magazine (April 1994).

Exercise sets

We aim to have 10-14 exercise sheets. At the end of the semester there will be a written exam, involving mostly calculation.

NOTE: The participant needs to attain at least 50% of tutorial attendance and 50% of the homework points to qualify for the exam.

Recommended Literature

Please submit the homeworks during the tutorials on the due date mentioned:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8

Exercise 9