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PHYSICS 172. Solid State Physics. 3 Units.

Introduction to the properties of solids. Crystal structures and bonding in materials. Momentum-space analysis and diffraction probes. Lattice dynamics, phonon theory and measurements, thermal properties. Electronic structure theory, classical and quantum; free, nearly-free, and tight-binding limits. Electron dynamics and basic transport properties; quantum oscillations. Properties and applications of semiconductors. Reduced-dimensional systems. Undergraduates should register for PHYSICS 172 and graduate students for APPPHYS 272. Prerequisites: PHYSICS 170 and PHYSICS 171, or equivalents.
Same as: APPPHYS 272

School of Engineering

...based Physics ( PHYSICS 41 Mechanics and PHYSICS 43...101C, CEE 156, CEE 172, CEE 172A, CEE...


...numbered between PHIL 170 - 172 or 174-176...for example, biology, chemistry, physics) for 12 units...