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Course number and title: EE123A Fundamentals of Solid-State I
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: R. Candler (rcandler@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A pathway course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week. Meets three times weekly.
Dicussion: 1 hr/discussion section. Multiple discussion sections offered per quarter.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: typically, 6-7 assignments
Quizzes: varies with course offering
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: Typically, 5% quizzes or class participation, 10-15% homework, 15-35% midterm, 50-65% final (varies with course offering).
Course Prerequisites: EE2 or Physics 1C
Catalog Description: Fundamentals of solid-state, introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum statistics applied to solid-state. Crystal structure, energy levels in solids, and band theory and semiconductor properties.  
Textbook and any related course material:
J. Singh, Modern Physics for Engineers, Wiley-Interscience; 1st ed., NY, 1999.
R. Pierret, Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, Prentice Hall, NJ, 2003.
 
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Additional Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Transition to quantum mechanics. 4 hrs.
Bohr atom and simple quantum systems. 3 hrs.
Solutions to 3D box, barriers, complex atoms. 4 hrs.
Statistical concepts. 3 hrs.
Free electron theory. 3 hrs.
Band theory of solids. 4 hrs.
Lattices and crystals. 3 hrs.
Phonons and vibrations. 2 hrs.
Semiconductors. 4 hrs.
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Average
Physics: Average
Chemistry: Some
Technical writing: Not Applicable
Computer Programming: Some
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: X X X X
Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X X X X
Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(b) Average  
(h) Some  
(i) Average  
(l) Average  
(m) Average  
(n) Some  
Strong: (a)
Average: (b) (i) (l) (m)
Some: (h) (n)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Understand the concepts of thermal radiation and the relationship to Quantum concepts. a b
2. Identity the properties of atomic systems and the Bohr atom. a m
3. Solve the Schrodinger equation. a n
4. Apply Fermi Dirac Satistics to solids. a l
5. Know about free electron theory and metals. a m
6. Know about band theory of solids and the Kronig-Penny model. a n
7. Learn about lattices and crystal structures, block functions. a n
8. Learn about phonon and vibrations, and thermal properties of solids. a l
9. Learn about actual semiconductors, experimental properties and structure. b m
10. Learn about optical, and electronic properties of semiconductors using band theory and quantum mechanics. a n
11. Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. a i
12. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material. h i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(a)   Understand the concepts of thermal radiation and the relationship to Quantum concepts.  
  Identity the properties of atomic systems and the Bohr atom.  
  Solve the Schrodinger equation.  
  Apply Fermi Dirac Satistics to solids.  
  Know about free electron theory and metals.  
  Know about band theory of solids and the Kronig-Penny model.  
  Learn about lattices and crystal structures, block functions.  
  Learn about phonon and vibrations, and thermal properties of solids.  
  Learn about optical, and electronic properties of semiconductors using band theory and quantum mechanics.  
  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
(b)   Understand the concepts of thermal radiation and the relationship to Quantum concepts.  
  Learn about actual semiconductors, experimental properties and structure.  
(h)   Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(i)   Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
  Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(l)   Apply Fermi Dirac Satistics to solids.  
  Learn about phonon and vibrations, and thermal properties of solids.  
(m)   Identity the properties of atomic systems and the Bohr atom.  
  Know about free electron theory and metals.  
  Learn about actual semiconductors, experimental properties and structure.  
(n)   Solve the Schrodinger equation.  
  Know about band theory of solids and the Kronig-Penny model.  
  Learn about lattices and crystal structures, block functions.  
  Learn about optical, and electronic properties of semiconductors using band theory and quantum mechanics.  

:: Last modified: February 2013 by J. Lin ::

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