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Condensed Matter

PHYS 358
Spring 2022
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: PHYS 558
Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

This course is an introduction to condensed-matter physics, including crystalline and amorphous solids, liquids, polymers, and other soft materials. We will explore structure, thermodynamics, phase transitions, dynamics, and mechanical properties of materials. We will discuss the experimental methods used to probe material properties and consider simplified theoretical models that elucidate the shared properties of materials. Problem sets will include significant numerical work, since many of the systems we explore are not readily solved by analytic means.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PHYS
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PHYS316
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-EE)(IDEA-MECHE)(PHYS-MN)(PHYS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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