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by: Dalton Pagac I

ModernPhysics PHYS212

Dalton Pagac I

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Dalton Pagac I on Monday October 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHYS212 at Oberlin College taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see /class/224393/phys212-oberlin-college in Physics 2 at Oberlin College.


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Date Created: 10/19/15
Syllabus for PHYS 340Solid State Physics Spring 08 Basic information oPrerequisites a passing grade in PHYS 212 If you don t meet this requirement please talk to me right away olnstructor Yumi Ijiri Wright 216 Phone 7756484 Email yumiijiri0berlinedu with course information available on Blackboard oClass hours and location MWF 101050 am in Wright 209 oProblem session An optional problem session will be held at a time and place to be determined probably on Monday oOf ce hours to be determined based on schedules Also feel free to just stop by Tuesday and Thursday mornings are the best oTextbook The required textbook for this course is Solid State Physics Second Edition by Hook and Hall It is a British text and not the usual choice so we re doing a bit of an experimentat least with a cheaper paperback book The standard undergraduate text is Intro to Solid State Physics by Kittel which almost no one likes I ve placed a number of other physics books with their own pros and cons by Ashcroft and Mermin Blakemore Christman and Dalven etc on reserve in the Science Library for you to refer to as well As you gather from this class will be particularly important to esh out things expand beyond or in different ways from the text Description In this course we will investigate the structural and physical properties of materials by developing a better understanding of crystal structure band theory and scattering Particular attention will be paid to studying the electrical and magnetic behavior of solids Objectives The objectives of the course are threefold l to increase your understandingknowledge about solid state physics or more broadly the physics of materials 2 to improve your problem solving ability and 3 to develop skills in working from primary and secondary literature As you will see this course will draw on your knowledge from many of your previous classes Format The components for the course lectures problem sets exams and presentations are described in more detail below Lectures In lecture we will go over the material using demonstrations and examples taken from the current research literature Please ask lots of questions This class will draw on lots of different parts of physics some things from mechanics EampM a little thermo some things related to quantum mechanics etc etc It s a chance to see physics all put together Problem sets Homework assignments will be due on Wednesday at class The problem session is designed to help you with any hurdles you may have encountered along the way I encourage you to work with other members of the class but the solutions you had in should represent your own understanding of the material Make sure to write and sign the Honor Code pledge I affirm that I have adhered to the Honor Code in this assignment and cite any sources you used or collaborators in your work Failure to do this may constitute an Honor Code violation particularly if you have verbatim copied from a source without attribution ie an act of plagiarism I will drop your lowest homework score Exams There will be two takehome exams for the class the first due Wednesday March 19Lh at class and the second due at 7 pm Wednesday May 14th The exams 1 12 hours will be limited open booldnotes and cover the first and second half of the course respectively Presentations and reports Twice during the semester you will be asked to choose an article from the recent literature concerning solid state physics I will give you a variety of suggestions if you can t think of anything You will give an inclass presentation 1015 min in length describing what was discovered at a level that your classmates can understand You will also write a short paper N 3 pages in length summarizing and explaining the main features of the work If you prefer to do a different type of presentation say make a computer model of crystal structures or explain data you ve taken from a summer REU you may but please consult me in advance At any rate the requirements of an oral presentation and paper will remain The presentation dates are Mar 1921 and May 79 and the reports are due Apr 2 and May 9 Remember to write and sign the Honor Code and cite sources appropriately Grading Grading for the course will be based as follows 35 on the problem sets 35 on the two exams 25 on the inclass presentations and accompanying papers and 5 on class participation Other issues If you have any special needs I encourage you to speak with me as soon as possible In particular if you have a learning disability it may take some time to work with Jane Boomer in Student Academic Services to assure that the necessary paper work is in place in order for accommodations to be made Schedule a tentative schedule for the course is listed below structure 182022 Heat transport 252729 transport energy Mar 357 mass semiconductors Mar 171921 Apr 212325 May 579 May 14 Wed May 7 pmhand in take


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