Introduction to Solid State
CLASS TIME & PLACE:
M,W, F 4th Period (10:40– 11:30 am) in NPB #1216
Instructor: G. R. Stewart
Office: 2132 NPB / Phone: 392-9263
W 7th Period or by appointment.
TEXTBOOK (required): Introduction to Solid State Physics (8th Ed.) by
Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and
Crystalline Physics by David L. Sidebottom
Elementary Solid State Physics by M. Ali
Solid State Physics by N.W. Ashcroft and
course is designed for seniors or beginning graduate students in
physics and physics related sciences and engineering. This course will
treat subjects developed mostly in the 20th century in the fields of
solid state/condensed matter physics at an introductory level. In this
course a few selected topics developed in recent years will also be
PHY3101, 3323, 3513, 4604, 4802L. Encouraged to take PHY4523 and 4803L
at least simultaneously.
Homework Homework problems will be
assigned on a regular base. Students are expected to work on the
problems and submit their work individually. Discussion with your
colleagues is encouraged but should not replace your doing the homework
yourself. Students who don't do the homework will find the exams
hard. Make your solutions neat, concise, and intelligible.
Homeworks submitted late will receive
reduced credit (-25% for up to 1 day late, -50% for up to 2 days late,
afterwards no credit.)
There will be two Midterms given in class, followed by an
individual oral exam of about 30 minutes in length that will also
involve written work on a white board. The oral exam will be at a
time scheduled with the instructor during the period April 18-20 (the
last three days of classes during the semester.) It is your
responsiblility to schedule your oral exam with the instructor.
There will not be a written final. The homework, each
Midterm, and the final oral exam will each count 25% of the total grade.
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the lowest passing grade for Physics majors.
requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability
Center (352-392-8565, www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/) by providing appropriate
documentation. Once registered, students will receive an
which must be presented to the instructor when requesting
accommodation. Students with disabilities should follow
procedure as early as possible in the semester.
Online evaluation process at the end of the
semester: In order to improve the quality of instruction,
students are strongly requested to complete the online evaluation for
this course at http://evaluations.ufl.edu. You will receive several
emails at the end (~last 2 or 3 weeks) of the semester reminding you to
do this. Summary results of these assessments will be available
is expected to hold himself/herself to a high standard of academic
Under the UF academic honesty policy, unauthorized assistance or the
unauthorized resources is strictly forbidden on work-for-credit.
discussions among the students are highly encouraged, you are to work
all homework assignments unless specified differently. Fabrication or
falsification of excuses or related documentation is also a violation
of the UF
academic honesty policy. Violations
of this policy will be dealt with severely. There will be no warnings