Spring 2018 - PHYS 465 D100

Solid State Physics (3)

Class Number: 1562

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5030, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 385, with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Crystal structure, lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids, free electron model, band theory, and applications. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

1)    Crystal structures and binding 
2)    Reciprocal Lattice and Diffraction   
3)    Lattice Vibrations, Phonons and Related Thermal Properties   
4)    Free Electron Model   
5)    Electrons in a Crystal Lattice: energy bands
6)    Semiconductors , introduction to nanophysics
7)    Metals and Fermi surfaces     
8)    Introduction to magnetism

Grading

  • Homework 20%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Final Exam 60%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
S. Simon,  The Oxford Solid State Basics
ISBN: 9780199680764

 

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

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