Solid State Physics Course (Physics 4309-5304) Lectures
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Free Electron Fermi Gas
(Material from Kittel's Ch. 6 plus many outside sources.)
Note, except for Part I, all lectures here were prepared by others & found on the internet. Each discusses one or more Ch. 6 topics. There are several discussions of the same topics from different sources. I've posted more than one discussion of each topic in order for you to read more than one viewpoint on each topic. Looking at the same physics concepts from more than one viewpoint will hopefully increase your understanding.

Basic Quantum Mechanical Properties
Free Electron Model of Conduction Electrons in Metals
Part I: Free Electron Fermi Gas 1.
                Quantum Mechanical Properties.
                Fermi Distribution, Fermi Energy, Fermi Sphere.
                Thermal Properties & Electronic Heat Capacity.
Part II: Free Electron Fermi Gas 2. 
                  Fermi Distribution & Related Properties.
                  Thermal Properties & Electronic Heat Capacity.  
Part III: Free Electron Fermi Gas 3. 
                    More Fermi Distribution & Related Properties.
                    Thermal Properties & Electronic Heat Capacity.

Transport Properties
Conductivity & Related Properties of Metals
Part IV: Electrical & Thermal Conductivities 1.
                    Drude's Classical Model & Ohm's "Law".
                    Sommerfeld's Quantum Model.
                    Wiedemann-Franz "Law". Lorenz Number.  
Part V: Electrical & Thermal Conductivities 2.
                  Ohm's "Law". Hall Effect & Magnetoresistance. 
                  Wiedemann-Franz "Law". Lorenz Number.    
Part VI: Electrical & Thermal Conductivities 3.
                   Drude's Classical & Sommerfeld's Quantum Models.
                   Ohm's "Law". Hall Effect & Magnetoresistance. 
                   Wiedemann-Franz "Law". Lorenz Number.   
Part VII: Electrical & Thermal Conductivities 4.
                   More Discussion of Ohm's "Law". 
                   Wiedemann-Franz "Law". Lorenz Number.
                   Hall Effect & Magnetoresistance.  
Part VIII: The Classical Hall Effect.
                       Brief Discussion of the Quantum Hall Effect.
                       Integer & Fractional Quantum Hall Effects.
Part IX: Frequency Dependent Transport.
                    AC Conductivity Function.

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