PHY 401: Solid State Physics.
3 hours, 3 credits. Principles of crystallography; crystal structure; reciprocal space; crystalline defects. Lattice dynamics; phonon statistics and lattice specific heats. Thermal conduction. Electrons in metals; classical and quantized free electron theory. Band theory of solids. Dynamics of electron motion. Superconductivity. Semiconductors. Dielectric and magnetic properties of solids. PREREQ: PHY 300 and MAT 226.
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