PHYS-303 Solid State Physics

Introduces the physics of crystalline materials. Discusses lattice dynamics, electron behavior in metals, semiconductors, and dielectric and magnetic properties. Laboratory builds on concepts introduced in analog electronics. Studies computer-to-instrument interfacing, emphasizing signal processing, measurement and control of external processing. Prerequisites: PHYS-101 and Introductory Physics II (PHYS-205 or PHYS-206). 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.