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PHY487H1
Condensed Matter Physics

Official description

Introduction to foundational concepts of condensed matter physics in the solid state.  Main topics to be covered:  crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, x-ray diffraction, crystal binding, lattice vibrations, phonons and electrons in solids, Fermi surfaces, energy bands, semiconductors and magnetism.  Special topics to be surveyed:  superconductivity and nanoelectronic transport.

Prerequisite
PHY356H1, PHY252H1, PHY250H1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
n.a.
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            ['Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Edition, Charles Kittel', 'Solid State Physics by Ashcroft and Mermin', 'Recommended:', 'Modern Condensed Matter Physics by Girvin and Yang']
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY487H1
session
fall
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101 and LEC9101: MW2, On line Synchronous Lectures will be delivered synchronously using BB collaborate, and recorded for later viewing. Lecture notes will be posted on Quercus prior to each lecture.
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.