Solid State Physics I
Introduction to the Physics of solids, Crystal
structure and symmetry, X-ray diffraction, lattice vibrations, metals and
semiconductors, superconductivity, thermal properties, magnetic properties, and
dielectric and optical properties.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of
this course, students should be able to:
Explain the following basic concepts underlying the
topics in solid state Physics: (i) crystal symmetry, (ii) reciprocal lattice
and the first Brillouin zone in k space, and (iii) the quantum behavior of
electrons, Pauli's exclusion principle, and the Fermi-Dirac distribution
concepts to explain crystal structure, x-ray diffraction, lattice vibrations,
behavior of electrons in metals and semiconductors, superconductivity, and
thermal, magnetic, dielectric and optical properties of materials.
using a variety of mathematical tools.