MAT_SCI 351-2: Introductory Physics of Materials

Quarter Offered

Spring : MWF 10-10:50 ; Lauhon


Physics 135-1,2,3; Gen Eng 205-4; and Mat Sci 351-1 or equivalent


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