MAT_SCI 351-2: Intro Physics of Materials

Quarter Offered

Winter : MWF 10:00 ; Snyder


MAT_SCI 301-0 or equivalent or consent of instructor; GEN_ENG 205-4 or equivalent; PHYSICS 135-2, PHYSICS 135-3; MAT_SCI 351-1 is prerequisite for MAT_SCI 351-2


This is the second part of a two-course sequence. In this quarter, the quantum mechanical and statistical concepts developed in 351-1 are applied to the study of such materials-related subjects as electrical properties, optical properties, semiconductor junctions, magnetism, dielectrics, lasers, ferroelectrics, and associated subjects and superconductivity. In all cases, the materials aspect and technological applications of the phenomena are stressed.

Textbook: L. Solymer and D. Walsh, Electrical Properties of Materials, revised edition, Oxford. ISBN: 978-0198702788