Physics & Computer Science

PC454: Solid State Physics

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of solid state physics. This emphasis is on understanding the behavior of electrons in metals and semiconductors. Topics discussed: crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, crystal binding and elastic constants, phonons, free-electron Fermi gas, energy bands, semiconductor crystals and Fermi surfaces.

3 lecture hours

Credit: 0.50

Prerequisite: PC321


Section Information
Section Days Times Room Instructor
Lecture A MWF - N1058 Dr. Marek Wartak