Instructor : Dr Abdul Hameed Nayyar

Term : Spring 2011

Level : Undergraduate

Course Code : PHY 332

Course Status : Physics Core

Course Outline

## 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, ASSIGNMENTS, PRACTICE PROBLEMS, EXAMS

Week |
Quizzes |
Assignments |
Practice Problems |
Exams |

2 | Quiz 1 | Assignment 1 Solution |
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3 | Assignment 2 Solution |
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5 | Quiz 2 | PSS 1 Solution |
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6 | Midterm 1 Solution |
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7 | Assignment 3 Solution |
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8 | Assignment 4 | |||

10 | Quiz 3 | Assignment 5 Solution |
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12 | Quiz 4 | Assignment 6 Solution |
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13 | Quiz 5 | PSS 2 Solution |
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14 | Assignment 7 Solution |
Midterm 2 Solution |
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15 | Quiz 6 | PSS 3 Solution |
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16 | Final Exam Solution |