* ELE 342
Physical Principles of Electronic Devices
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic principles that govern the operation of modern solid state and optoelectronic devices. The emphasis is on fundamentals rather than applications. The major portion of the course will be devoted to quantum mechanics and statistical physics with examples from solid state and materials physics and quantum electronics. This provides the basic background needed to understand the physics of device operations and also prepares the student for more advanced courses in solid state and quantum electronics (such as ELE 441, 442 and 453).
Sample reading list:
Eisberg & Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and...
McGervey, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications
McKelvey, Solid State and Semiconductor Physics
Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
F. Reif, Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics
Weekly problem sets and relevant readings. Expect about six hours of preparation outside the classroom.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 45%
Problem set(s) - 25%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 103 or PHY 105 and PHY 104 or PHY 106..
Background in differential equations very useful. Contact instructor for additional information. Labs will average about one hour per week. Precepts will also average about one hour per week.
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