The lectures on Condensed Matter Physics provide a basic introduction to condensed matter systems, specifically the physics that underlies the electromagnetic, thermal, and optical properties of solids. The course draws on basic quantum theory and statistical mechanics and considers recent discoveries and new developments in semiconductors, nanostructures, magnetism, and superconductivity. The lectures on High Energy Physics cover the basic constituents of matter, such as quarks and leptons, examining their fundamental properties and interactions. They include some discussion of extensions to the currently accepted Standard Model of Particle Physics, and of the relationships between High Energy Particle Physics, Cosmology and the early Universe. The lectures on Optics introduce some aspects of modern optics, using the laser to illustrate the applications. They cover the Lorentz model for the optical properties of matter, spontaneous and stimulated emission of light, rate equation analysis of lasers, diffraction, Gaussian beam propagation, anisotropic media and nonlinear optics.
Fifty-seven 1-hour lectures
One 3-hour exam, quizzes and assignments (100%).
(PHYS2011 or PHYS2911) and (PHYS2012 or PHYS2912) and (PHYS2013 or PHYS2913) and (PHYS3042 or PHYS3942 or PHYS3043 or PHYS3943 or PHYS3044 or PHYS3944) and (PHYS3040 or PHYS3940 or PHYS3941)Co-requisites
PHYS3090 or PHYS3990 or PHYS3991Prohibitions
Any one of the following (PHYS3980, PHYS3050, PHYS3950, PHYS3053, PHYS3953, PHYS3056, PHYS3956, PHYS3058, PHYS3958, PHYS3062, PHYS3962, PHYS3068, PHYS3968, PHYS3069, PHYS3969, PHYS3070, PHYS3970, PHYS3071, PHYS3971, PHYS3073, PHYS3973, PHYS3074, PHYS3974, PHYS3075, PHYS3975, PHYS3076, PHYS3976, PHYS3077, PHYS3977, PHYS3078, PHYS3978, PHYS3079, PHYS3979, PHYS3081, PHYS3981, PHYS3082, PHYS3982, PHYS3046, PHYS3946, PHYS3047, PHYS3947, PHYS3049, PHYS3949, PHYS3063, PHYS3963, PHYS3064, PHYS3964, PHYS3065, PHYS3965, PHYS3066, PHYS3966, PHYS3067, PHYS3967)