2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

PH-UY 2344 Introduction to Modern and Solid State Physics

4 Credits
Special theory of relativity, Michelson-Morley experiment. Planck’s quantum hypothesis, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Rutherford scattering, Bohr’s atom, DeBroglie wavelength, electron diffraction, wave function, uncertainty principle, Schrodinger equation. Application to: square well potential, one electron atom. Atomic nucleus, fission and fusion. Energy bands in a periodic lattice, Kronig Penney model, valence, conduction bands, impurity states, electron mobility. Semiconductor properties. Introduction to superconductivity; electron pairs, energy gap, Josephson effect.

Prerequisite(s): PH-UY 2023  Corequisite(s): PH-UY 2033  and MA-UY 2034 
Weekly Lecture Hours: 4 | Weekly Lab Hours: 0 | Weekly Recitation Hours: 0