Condensed Matter Physics
PREREQUISITES: (PHYS-UA 0105 & PHYS-UA 0106) OR PHYS-AD 302 WITH MINIMUM GRADES OF C.
This course is designed as an introduction to condensed matter physics for students with knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics. Topics include crystal structure, lattice vibrations, and the energy band theory of metals and semiconductors. Covers the electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of solids. In addition, the course may include some modern research topics such as the physics of nanostructures, soft condensed matter physics, and superconductivity.