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PHYS 333 - Solid State Physics (4)

An introduction to the physics of the solid state and condensed matter. Topics include crystal lattices, thermal properties, the free-electron gas, the dielectric constant, band theory, diamagnetism and paramagnetism, and transport theory. Applications are centered on metals, semiconductors, and superconductors, with emphasis on the underlying quantum principles. Prerequisites: PHYS 240 and MATH 211. Corequisite: PHYS 371