PHYS 73 Introductory Condensed Matter Physics
The physics of condensed matter, primarily solids with periodic order. Theory and measurement of electronic, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of solids. Lattice structures, symmetries, and bonding energies. The reciprocal lattice and the Brillouin Zone. Bloch's Theorem. Electron energy band structure and the Fermi surface, phonon mode dispersion, and other elementary excitations.
and PHYS 50
; PHYS 43
may be taken concurrently.
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered16F, 17F: 12