Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009
COURSE: 17-320 Solid State Physics (3)
Using microscopic models, this course examines the remarkable properties arising from the aggregation of atoms and molecules in solids. Topics included are the structure of crystals, waves in crystals, specific heat and thermal conduction, electrical conduction in metals and semi-conductors, superconductivity and magnetism. Prerequisite: 17-215. Offered: As needed, RMVL.