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PHYS 8761 Solid State Physics I (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Introduction to the basic concepts of the quantum theory of solids. Drude and Sommerfeld theory, crystal structure and bonding, theory of crystal diffraction, and the reciprocal lattice, Bloch theorem and electronic band structure, nearly free electron approximation and tight binding method, metals, semiconductors and insulators, dynamics of crystal lattice, phonons in metals, semiclassical theory of electrical and thermal transport, introduction to magnetism and superconductivity.


Instructor(s): Willie Padilla

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13