# Open Solid State Notes¶

Learning goals

After following this course you will be able to:

- Formulate the main models of solid state physics
- Given a description of a solid state physics problem, write down the corresponding equations
- Identify the relevant approximations and apply them to solve this problem

In these notes our aim is to provide learning materials which are:

- self-contained
- easy to modify and remix, so we provide the full source, including the code
- open for reuse: see the license below.

The course is heavily inspired by the book *Oxford Solid State Basics* by Steve Simon (referred to as *the book* in the materials).

Whether you are a student taking this course, or an instructor reusing the materials, we welcome all contributions, so check out the course repository, especially do let us know if you see a typo!