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PHYS 333 Structure and Properties of Materials and Devices II (1-4)

This course is the second in a 3-course sequence on Materials Science and introduces students to the underlying quantum mechanical and electromagnetic description of materials. These powerful physical theories are used to understand and describe the origins of the electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of materials. Students will also see basic applications such as diodes, optical fibers, LEDs, and solar cells.

This course is taught in a flipped-classroom format. Instead of using a standard textbook, students will watch online lectures provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before coming to class. Class time will be used to solidify the material through in-class discussions and practice problems. This class meets jointly with Structure and Properties of Materials and Devices I and III.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: PHYS 223
  • Offering: Spring semester
  • Instructor: Kleinert, Altman

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