MAT_SCI 405: Physics of Solids

Quarter Offered

Spring : MTWF 1-1:50 ; Hersam


MSE 351-1,2 or equivalent


This course provides and overview of solid state physics including free electron theory, phonons, energy bands, charge transport, semiconductors, optical properties, dielectric properties, ferroelectrics, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and magnetic ordering.

Textbook: Neil W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermin, Solid State Physics, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, New York (1976), ISBN: 0-03-083993-9. C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York (2005), ISBN: 0-471-41526-X.