Jul 14, 2024  
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PHY 4010U – Condensed Matter


This theoretical course focuses on expanding and applying the tools developed in the PHY 3010U – Statistical Mechanics  and PHY 4020U – Quantum Mechanics II  courses, concentrating on understanding solid state (also called condensed) materials, crystalline systems, and semiconductors, in particular. The course includes applications of the Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein distributions, partition functions, and main statistical ensembles to explain crystal-line atomic structure and bonding, vibrations in solids, their heat capacity, and statistics of semi-conductors. Additionally, more advanced topics such as the Ising model of magnetism, statistical molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo methods are covered.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PHY 3010U  and PHY 4020U  



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