Instructor : Dr Abdul Hameed Nayyar

Term : Spring 2011

Level : Undergraduate

Course Code : PHY 332

Course Status : Physics Core

## Course Description

Structure and properties of materials from classical and quantum mechanical perspectives. Topics covered include crystal structure and lattices; crystal imperfections; diffusion; atomic vibrations; thermal properties of materials; electronic properties of materials with discussions of Fermi-Dirac statistics, the band theory, Fermi surface and Brillouin zone; description of semiconductors; dielectric and magnetic properties of materials Introduction to superconductivity and superfluidity; semi-solid and amorphous materials; surface physics and experimental techniques to probe materials such as X-ray and electron diffraction, surface probe microscopy.

## Lecture Notes

Crystallography

Reciprocal lattices

Band Structure

## QUIZZES, HWS, PROBLEM SOLVING SECTIONS, EXAMS

Week | Quizzes | Assignments | Problem Solving Sections | Exams |

2 | Quiz 1 Solution | Hw 1 | ||

3 | Hw 2 | |||

5 | Quiz 2 Solution | PSS 1 | ||

6 | Midterm 1 | |||

7 | Hw 3 | |||

8 | Hw 4 | |||

10 | Quiz 3 Solution | Hw 5 | ||

12 | Quiz 4 Solution | Hw 6 | ||

13 | Quiz Solution 5 | PSS 2 | ||

14 | Hw 7 | Midterm 2 | ||

15 | Quiz 6 Solution | PSS 3 | ||

16 | Final Exam |