PHY 485 Intro to Solid State Physics

Prerequisites: PHY 315, 316, and 320; OR permission of instructor

This course provides an introduction to the area of solid-state physics. Topics to be covered include crystal structure; diffraction of waves by crystals; thermal properties of solids; dielectric properties of solids; free electron model of metals; band theory; magnetism and magnetic resonance; and superconductivity. Four one-hour lectures each week.


1 Course Credit