Solid State Physics prerequisites

  • Thread starter Runei
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Hey there,

What would you say the prerequisites are for learning Solid State Physics? Both mathematics wise and physics wise.

Thank you :)
 

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Depending on the level of the course, you definitely want a good background in quantum mechanics and all the mathematics that entails. Being up to speed on Fourier series/transforms is good, and knowing some group theory would be useful later on.
 
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In addition to what dipole mentioned, it would be useful to have basic knowledge of statistical mechanics.
 
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Thank you guys! Good help :)
 
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I am currently taking Solid State Physics and agree with everything the previous commenters said. In addition, at least a semester of Classical Mechanics (at Lagrangian and Hamiltonian level) is a wonderful idea. I had to brush up on mine when I reached the phonons part.
 
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Ah yes, I was wondering about the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics. I'll look up on that also! Thank you :)
 

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