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PHYS0340

Solid State Physics

Introduction to Solid State Physics
In this course, the properties of solids are shown to arise naturally from their atomic composition and their structure. Elementary quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and statistical mechanics are invoked to explore fundamental properties of crystalline solids, including their classification as metals, insulators, semiconductors, and semimetals. Topics covered include crystal structure and diffraction; crystal vibrations; electrical and thermal conduction; and the response of solids to external electric and magnetic fields. (PHYS 0202 and PHYS 0212) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Physics
Department:
Physics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Spring 2015

PHYS0340A-S15 Lecture (Watson)

Fall 2012

PHYS0340A-F12 Lecture (Watson)

Spring 2010

PHYS0340A-S10 Lecture (Watson)

Spring 2009

PHYS0340A-S09 Lecture (Watson)

Spring 2007

PHYS0340A-S07 Lecture (Watson)