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Physics 5510 Syllabus
Fall Semester 2014
- Course Objectives:
During the semester we will cover crystal structures and their vibration, electrons in crystals and the origin of the differences between insulators, conductors and semi-conductors. We will discuss the resistivity of metals, semi-conductors devices, magnetism and super conductivity.
- Introduction to solid state physics by Charles Kittel
- Solid state physics by Ashcroft and Mermin
- Recommended Prerequisites
- Physics 5450 (Introduction to quantum mechanics) and Physics 5460 (Introduction to statistical mechanics)
- Class meetings:
- Wednesday 14:00-15:20 in JFB B-1
- Homework Assignments
- Homework assignments are available on-line as well as in hard copies on request. There will be a homework assignement once every two weeks or so.
- Grading Scheme
- The course grade will be based on homework and possibly short in class tests. There will be a final, the format of which will be discussed in class.
- Honor System and Collaboration Policy
- Collaboration on tests is not permitted. Collaboration on homework
assignments is encouraged, provided the collaboration involves roughly the
same amount of give and take. However, students may submit only their own
work for grading and this work must be written solo, without copying from
any other sources. Students are on their honor to adhere to this policy.
- ADA Compliance
- The University of Utah Physics Department seeks to provide equal
access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities.
If you will need accommodations in this class, reasonable prior notice needs
to be given to the instructor and to the Center for Disability Services,
162 Olpin Union Bldg, 581-5020 (V/TDD) to make arrangements for accommodations.
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