THIS IS THE OFFICIAL HOME PAGE OF THE COURSE FYS240 THE PROPER NAME OF WHICH IS
THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF SOLIDS AND THEIR SURFACES
Hello everybody interested
in realistic calculations of the properties of real solids including their
My name is Ulf von Barth and I have been a teacher and a researcher at Lund University for over thirty years. I will be your guide through this exciting adventure towards an ability to use state-of-the-art computer codes for the stated purpose. And I hope that we will also learn some interesting physics in the process.
Let me suggest that we start out with a first-names relation in order create an interactive atmosphere conducive to learning.
On these pages I will do my best to keep you up to date concerning the practical details of the course. I will also use these pages for distributing lecture notes in different formats as well as for handing out assignments. There is a small illustrative example below which I suggest that you try to solve already before my first lecture.
I am still at the University of Valladolid in Spain but I will be back in Lund on Thursday, March 27. Please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions concerning this course.
Due to my temporary assignment abroad the introductory meeting at 15:15 on March 24 at Kurslab, Room H420,
will be conducted by Carl-Olof Almbladh. If you cannot attend this meeting
but still want to participate, please contact Prof. Almbladh at Tel.: 046-148396 or send him an e-mail at email@example.com .
I hope to be able to start my lectures on Monday, March 31, at a time and place which will be announced by Prof. Almbladh at the introductory meeting and posted on this home page.
ANNOUNCEMENT: A document answering several questions like When, Why, for Whom, How, and Where is posted on several bulletin boards. You can also read it HERE in .pdf format.
COURSE LITERATURE: There is no regular book
covering the material of the course (I am working on one) but you have to
rely on my lecture notes of which some are available in typewritten form and
some are available in handwritten form.
The first notes that will be discussed in the lectures are in typewritten form and available for download from this home page. This material goes under the name TotalE but, unfortunately, these notes are in Swedish. (I am working on an English translation.) TotalE.ps TotalE.pdf
ASSIGNMENTS: The first assignment that I recommend everyone tries to solve until Monday 31, is an exercise in classical physics intended to demonstrate why atoms like to form molecules and solids. Assign-1
CONTACT: Please feel free to call me on the phone any time between 9 am and midnight - also in my home (that gives me the freedom to spend time at home whenever I am needed there). My phone numbers are 046-2229069 (dept.), 046-130965 (home), 0705-975952 (mobile). My email is as above firstname.lastname@example.org or, for bill-gates-craperino (.doc and the like), email@example.com.List of participants (requires password)