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Spring 2010-2011
* ELE 342  

Physical Principles of Electronic Devices

Ravindra N. Bhatt

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). For more details, see Undergraduate Announcement.

Sample reading list:
Eisberg & Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and...
McKelvey, Solid State Physics for Engineering and Materials Science
Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets and relevant readings. Expect about six hours of preparation outside the classroom.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 45%
Lab Reports - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
(PHY 103 or PHY 105) and (PHY 104 or PHY 106).

Other information:
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.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41192 L01 8:30 am - 9:50 am T Th   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:7 Limit:25
43627 B01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm Th   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F113   Enrolled:7 Limit:25
41193 C01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:7 Limit:25