ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes Form 
Course number and title:  EE123A Fundamentals of SolidState I  
Credits:  4  
Instructor(s)incharge:  R. Candler  (rcandler@ee.ucla.edu)  
Course type:  Lecture  
Required or Elective:  A pathway course.  
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Grading Policy:  Typically, 5% quizzes or class participation, 1015% homework, 1535% midterm, 5065% final (varies with course offering).  
Course Prerequisites:  EE2 or Physics 1C  
Catalog Description:  Fundamentals of solidstate, introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum statistics applied to solidstate. Crystal structure, energy levels in solids, and band theory and semiconductor properties.  
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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  


:: 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 KronigPenny 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 KronigPenny 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 KronigPenny 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 :: 