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Find a list of courses Prof. Champagne teaches regularly below. Please refer to the Online Class Schedule to find out when these courses are offered.


Solid State Physics II / Condensed Matter Physics I

  • PHYS 468 / PHYS 636
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: PHYS 358 and PHYS 377 or equivalents

Description

This class focuses on a quantum mechanical approach to Condensed Matter Physics. Brief review of Condensed Matter Physics fundamentals such as crystal lattice, phonon modes and electronic band structure. Second quantization, one electron theory, electron-electron interactions, electron-phonon interactions, superconductivity, quantum Hall effects, and mesoscopic (nano) physics.


Solid State Physics I

  • PHYS 358
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: PHYS 377 concurrently

Description

Drude and Sommerfeld theory of metals, crystal lattices, reciprocal lattice, electron levels in periodic potentials, tight-binding method, semiclassical model of electron dynamics and of conduction in metals, relaxation-time approximation, Boltzmann equation, homogeneous semiconductors, lattice vibrations, Fermi surface, cohesive energy.


Electricity and Magnetism

  • PHYS 205
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: MATH 203; PHYS 204 or equivalent

Description

Electrical charge and Coulomb's law. Electrical field and potential. The four laws of Electromagnetism. Capacitance, inductance, AC and DC circuits.

Lectures only.


 
 

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