Welcome to Physics 581 !
Winter 2011
Instructor: John S.
Colton
Email address: "john_" (including the underscore) plus "colton" at "byu dot edu"
Office hours: MWF, 23 pm in the Underground Lab study area
Office: N335 ESC, available by appointment
TA: David Ballard
Email address: "evan" combined with "db", at "byu dot net"
TA Office hours: T Th, 23 pm, in N337 ESC
Announcements
 25 Apr 2011  final course grades
posted
 19 Apr 2011  grades posted, including everything up until the
final exam
 14 Apr 2011  final exam posted
 27 Feb 2011  revised schedule
posted (in syllabus section below)
 7 Jan 2011  first HW and lectures 1
& 2 posted
 5 Jan 2011 First day of class, TA office hours set,
syllabus posted
 28 Dec 2010  Barebones website set up.
Updates will be posted here in the Announcements section as appropriate.
Textbook
 The textbook for the class is Introduction to Solid State Physics, by
Charles Kittel (8^{th} edition).
Syllabus
Lecture Notes
Homework
 hw1  due Fri, 15 Jan 2011
 hw 2  due Wed, 26 Jan 2011
 hw 3  due Mon, 7 Feb 2011
 hw 4  due Wed, 16 Feb 2011
 hw 5  due Mon, 28 Feb 2011
 hw 6  due Wed, 9 Mar 2011
 hw 7  due Mon, 28 Mar 2011
 hw 8  due Fri, 8 Apr 2011
Grades
Exams
 Exam 1  due Wed 23 Feb 2011, at
start of class
 Exam 2  due Wed 13 Apr 2011, at
start of class
 (Final exam removed from website)
Mathematica

Dr. Colton's Basic Commands
of Mathematica document, written as a brief primer for Physics 123
students. (Must be opened with Mathematica.)

BYU Physics Department's
website for Physics 230, where among other things the Introduction to
Mathematica textbook can be downloaded.
Supplementary Material
Current Topics in Physics