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The Oxford Solid State Basics

This lecture series constitutes a first undergraduate course in solid state physics delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner by Professor Steven H. Simon of Oxford University. Standard topics such as crystal structure, reciprocal space, free electrons, band theory, phonons, and magnetism are covered. The sequence of the lectures matches that of the book "The Oxford Solid State Basics" (OUP, 2013).

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons 01. Introduction to Condensed Matter; Einstein Model of Vibrations in Solids First in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
2 Creative Commons 02. Debye Model of Vibrations in Solids; Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals Lecture 2 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
3 Creative Commons 03. Drude Theory of Electrons in Metals / Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals Lecture 3 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
4 Creative Commons 04. Sommerfeld (Free Electron) Theory of Electrons in Metals Lecture 4 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
5 Creative Commons 05. Chemistry in a Nutshell Lecture 5 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
6 Creative Commons 06. Microscopic View of Vibrations in Solids in One Dimension I: The Monatomic Harmonic Chain Lecture 6 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
7 Creative Commons 07. Microscopic View of Vibrations in Solids in One Dimension II: The Diatomic (Alternating) Harmonic Chain Lecture 7 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
8 Creative Commons 08. Microscopic View of Electrons in Solids in One Dimension: Tight Binding Chain Lecture 8 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
9 Creative Commons 09. Geometry of Solids I: Crystal Structure in Real Space Lecture 9 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
10 Creative Commons 10. Geometry of Solids II: Real Space And Reciprocal Space Lecture 10 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
11 Creative Commons 11. Reciprocal Space and Scattering Lecture 11 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
12 Creative Commons 12. Scattering Experiments II Lecture 12 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
13 Creative Commons 13. Scattering Experiments III Lecture 13 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
14 Creative Commons 14. Waves in Reciprocal Space Lecture 14 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
15 Creative Commons 15. Nearly Free Electron Model Lecture 15 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
16 Creative Commons 16. Band Structure and Optical Properties of Solids Lecture 16 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 09 Sep 2014
17 Creative Commons 17. Dynamics of Electrons in Bands Lecture 17 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 10 Sep 2014
18 Creative Commons 18. Semiconductor Devices and Introduction to Magnetism Lecture 18 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 10 Sep 2014
19 Creative Commons 19. Magnetic Properties of Atoms Lecture 19 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 10 Sep 2014
20 Creative Commons 20. Collective Magnetism Lecture 20 in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 10 Sep 2014
21 Creative Commons 21. Mean Field Theory and Closing Thoughts Last in a series of 21 lectures on solid state physics, delivered by Professor Steven H. Simon in early 2014. Steven H. Simon 10 Sep 2014