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Solid State Physics

  • Course Code :
    PHY 232
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

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Area of Study :

The objectives of the physics courses for the Engineering students during the third semester is to provide them with the basic fundamental theories of electronic quantum behavior of matter, beginning with the early quantum mechanics theories, the duality of particles and wave, the probalistic uncertainty of finding a particle in a certain medium ending with the semi-conductors theories.

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Solid State Physics

Special theory of relativity, Quantization and Max Planck's principle. Photoelectric effect, Uncertainty Heissenburg's principle, Wave function for an elementary particle, Schrodinger wave differential equation in one dimension (Eigen value Equation), Applications in an infinite potential well. Theory of free conduction electrons, Kroning and Penny model, Theory of semiconductors, Electrons and holes in semiconductors, P-N junction structures, and its energy band diagram

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Solid State Physics

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- 1. Of special theory of relativity.
2- 2. Of quantization and max plank’s principle.
3- 3. Of photoelectric effect.
4- 4. Of uncertainty Heissenburg’s principle.
5- 5. Of wave function for an elementary particle.
6- 6. Of Schrodinger wave differential equation in one dimension(Eigen Value Equation).
7- 7. Of theory of free conducting electronics.
8- 8. Of theory of semi-conductors

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- 1. Deal with physical problems.
2- 2. Think logically and creatively.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- 1. To gain skills in identifying and using the different physical parameters related to this course, and perform experiments related to these topics.
2- 2. To gain skills in constructing the physical laws and be able to solve the physical problems.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- 1. Work effectively in team.
2- 2. Develop skills related to creations thinking, problem solving , oral and written presentation, and team work.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Special Theory of Relativity 10 6 2
Theory of Semi-conductors 10 6 2
Electrons and holes in Semi-conductors 6 2 2
P-N Junction structures 6 2 2
Energy band diagram 12 4 4
Revision 6 2 2
Special Theory of Relativity 10 6 2
Photoelectric effect 7 3 2
Uncertainty Hissenburg’s principle 7 3 2
Wave function for an elementary practical 6 2 2
Schrödinger wave differential equation in one dimension 6 2 2
Applications in an infinity potential well 6 2 2
Theory of free conduction electrons 7 3 2
Kroning and Penny model 6 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures
Practical sections
Assignments and homework
Working models

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Solid State Physics

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Course notes :

handouts & notes

Recommended books :

1. “College physics”, Giambattista and Richardson, Mac gramttill, 3rd edition, 2010. 2. “Physics for scientists and engineers”, Serway, Thomson Brookes/Cok., 8th edition, 2011.

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