Solid State Physics
PHYS461 (Liberal Arts) Solid State Physics 3 hrs. 3 crs. Basic structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of solids; mathematical description of crystal geometries, the reciprocal lattice, and the Brillouin zone; specific heats of crystals; free-electron distribution function in metals; electrical properties of semiconductors and transistors. Preq: PHYS 351. Coreq: MATH 223.