The lectures on Statistical Mechanics aim to provide a theoretical foundation for statistical mechanics, including both classical and quantum distributions. 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. In the Laboratory Classes, students will choose from a range of experiments that aim to give them an appreciation of the analytical, technical and practical skills required to conduct modern experimental work.
Thirty eight 1-hour lectures and six 4-hour experimental labs.
One 1.5-hour exam, one 1-hour exam, assignments and laboratory reports (100%).
An Introduction to Thermal Physics, David V. Schroeder.
(PHYS2011 or PHYS2911) and (PHYS2012 or PHYS2912) and (PHYS3039 or PHYS3939)Prohibitions
Any one of the following (PHYS3090, PHYS3990, PHYS3999, PHYS3062, PHYS3962, PHYS3068, PHYS3968, PHYS3074, PHYS3974, PHYS3079, PHYS3979, PHYS3080, PHYS3980, PHYS3081, PHYS3981)