This course covers the mathematical techniques necessary for understanding of symmetry of the solid state topics such as lattices, crystals structure and X-ray diffraction experiment. The class uses examples from crystalline solids and crystallography to introduce mathematical concepts and related problem solving skills. Topics include linear algebra and eigenvalues and eigenvectors, tensor operations, symmetry operations, introduction to Fourier analysis, group theory, and crystallographic groups.

Course instructor: 
Ghaani Farashahi