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Solid State Physics


An examination of the properties of solids and their device applications. Topics will include: crystal structure and diffraction; phonons and lattice vibrations; free electron theory and band structure; semiconductors; magnetic properties; electrical properties; and superconductivity.

Satisfies a major requirement in Physics.


Physics 330 or permission of the instructor. Physics 350, 360, and 400 are recommended. (Not offered 2016-2017.)