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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.
Course URL
http://hykee.cqm-uoft.ca…
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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

Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.