Stanford University
APPPHYS 272 : Solid State Physics I
Winter 2006

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Solid State Physics I: Introduction to the properties of solids. Theory of free electrons, classical and quantum. Crystal structure and methods of determination. Electron energy levels in a crystal: weak potential and tight-binding limits. Classification of solids: metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Types of bonding and cohesion in crystals. Lattice dynamics, phonon spectra, and thermal properties of harmonic crystals. Prerequisites (can be taken concurrently): Physics 120 and 121, and Physics 130 and 131 or 150 and 151, or equivalents. Note: This class is cross-listed as Physics 272, EE 236, and MATSCI 331.

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Tue Thu 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Redwood G19

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Prof. Hari Manoharan McCullough 348

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