Physics for Solid-State Applications OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Physics Course

Published Jan 30, 2009

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A free course offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 'Physics for Solid-State Applications' helps students to understand classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations in solids. This graduate-level OpenCourseWare from MIT is intended for students interested in studying Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Physics for Solid-State Applications: Course Specifics

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Physics for Solid-State Applications: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides students with an introduction to the classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations in solid matter. 'Physics for Solid-State Applications' emphasizes the use of modeling technologies as tools for studying heat capacities, electron transports and elastic properties. The subjects studied include semi-classical equations of motion, the effective mass theorem, crystal lattices, electronic energy band structures and impurities found in semiconductor technologies. The course's main project helps students to fully realize the physical structure, photon spectrum and band structure of a semi-conductor. MIT Professors Terry Orlando and Rajeev Ram teach this free graduate-level course.

Free materials for this OpenCourseWare include a full set of downloadable lecture notes, a three-part project assignment and a list of recommended readings. To learn more, visit the physics for solid-state applications course page.

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