This course is an introduction to condensed-matter physics with emphasis on fundamental properties of solids. We will explore crystal structure, phonons, and electrons in solids as a basis for understanding the thermal, electronic, and magnetic properties of materials. In addition to lectures and problem sets, there will be several numerical experiments in which computer simulation and visualization tools will be used to explore microscopic properties of materials.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [PHYS315 or PHYS515] AND [PHYS324 or PHYS524]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(IDEA-MN)(PHYS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
C. Kittel, INTRODUCTION TO SOLID-STATE PHYSICS (8th ed.) or equivalent.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Problem sets, simulation experiments, one exam and a final project.
Times: ...W.F. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 12||JR major: 12|| || |
|Seats Available: 24||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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