PHYS13072 Solid State ATo introduce the student to the application of physics to the properties of solids. Students should obtain a broad knowledge of the quantum electronic properties of solids, of their thermal, magnetic and dielectric properties, and of the factors influencing the choice of materials for specific applications. An introduction to superconductivity is included. Text: Distance Education Study Material, Solid State Physics A. References: Omar, A., Elementary Solid State Physics, Addison Wesley, 1975. Kittle, C., Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley, 1985. Van Vlack, L.H., Elements of Materials Science & Engineering, Addison Wesley, 1983. Eisberg, R., & Resnick, R., Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei & Particles, 2nd ed., Wiley, 1985.




