Course
Instructor: Prof.
Michael Gershenson
Email:
gersh AT physics.rutgers.edu
Office
Hour: Mon 3:00  4:00 pm (122W Serin)
Grader:
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Overview:
This course is intended to provide an introduction to the physics of solids
from an experimentalist's perspective (qualitative approach will often
prevail over a quantitative one). The topics covered are listed in the
syllabus. They include the static and dynamic properties of crystal
lattices, the band theory of solids, electron transport in electric and
magnetic fields, and superconductivity as an example of quantum collective
phenomena. A few applications will be considered (from the field effect
transistors to superconducting qubits).
Course Texbook: S.H.Simon, The Oxford Solid State Basics (Oxford University Press 2013).
Supplementary Text:
C. Kittel, Introduction to
Solid State Physics, 8^{th}
edition (John Wiley & Sons 2005).
Course News:
Lectures start on Thursday, Jan. 19
