University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 5701.001

Solid-State Physics for Engineers and Scientists

Session: Spring 2015 (1/20-5/08)
Instructor: Martin Greven (e-mail: greven @ physics.umn.edu)
Time: 0945 MW
Location: Phys 157

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the methods, techniques, and main phenomenology of solid state physics. It is intended for a very varied audience: electrical and mechanical engineers, materials scientists, chemists, etc. Prerequisites are flexible, but they include either senior or graduate student status in an engineering or scientific area. We plan to cover most of the Chapters in David. L. Sidebottom's book "Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and Crystalline Physics." Examples of topics that will be covered in 5701 are: crystal and amorphous structures, bonds and cohesion, magnetism, X-ray and neutron diffraction, vibrations in solids, thermal properties, Drude and free-electron models, electronic states, energy bands, metals, superconductors, semiconductors, insulators, and phase transitions.

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