Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

PC454
Solid State Physics
0.5 Credit

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of solid state physics. This emphasis is on understanding the behavior of electrons in metals and semiconductors. Topics discussed: crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, crystal binding and elastic constants, phonons, free electron Fermi gas, energy bands, semiconductor crystals and Fermi surfaces.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
PC321.