ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes Form 
Course number and title:  EE123B Fundamentals of SolidState II  
Credits:  4  
Instructor(s)incharge:  D. Huffaker  (huffaker@ee.ucla.edu)  
Course type:  Lecture  
Required or Elective:  A pathway course.  
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Grading Policy:  Typically 30% homework, 30% midterm, 40% final.  
Course Prerequisites:  EE123A  
Catalog Description:  Discussion of solidstate properties, lattic vibrations, thermal properties, dielectric, magnetic, and superconducting properties.  
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Will this course involve computer assignments? YES  Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO 
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:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following :: 
Specific Course Outcomes  Program Outcomes  
1.  Recite the Boltzmann distribution function in terms of microscopic energy states.  l  
2.  List the two key types of elastic waves in solids, and state which one generally has a higher velocity.  a  
3.  Write down the relationship between stress along an axis, strain along that axis, and the Youngï¿½s modulus.  a  
4.  State the classical theory (DulongPetit) expression for heat capacity in terms of the number of quanta and Boltzmanï¿½s constant.  a  
5.  Know that lattice waves can be quantized, state what the resulting quanta are called and what their energy and momentum are in terms of Planckï¿½s constant and the wave frequency.  a  
6.  Understand how elastic waves are derived for solids having more than one atom per primitive cell, and that a new type of lattice wave emerges. State what this wave is called and how it relates to the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with solids.  a  
7.  Write down the temperature dependence (power law) for the heat capacity of acoustic phonons in the limit of low temperatures.  a m  
8.  State the dependence (according to kinetic theory) of thermal conductivity on heat capacity, particle velocity, and meanfreepath.  a  
9.  Know that the Pauli exclusion principle prevents two electrons from occupying the same quantum state, define the characteristic maximum energy of free electrons in a metal and relate this to the mass and velocity of the electrons.  a  
10.  State the result of Fermi theory for the contribution of the free electrons in a metal to the heat capacity of the solid (stated as a power law in temperature).  a m  
11.  Write down the relationship between the electric energy density in a solid and the electric field (E).  a m  
12.  Write down the relationship between the magnetic energy density in a solid and the magnetic field (H)  a m  
13.  State what type of solid displays a permanent electric polarization, what type displays a permanent magnetization, and what happens at the Curie temperature in both of these types of solids.  a  
14.  State what happens to an applied magnetic induction (B) inside a perfectlydiamagnetic, TypeI superconductor below the critical temperature.  a m  
15.  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  a m  
16.  One computerbased homework assignment exposing students to ï¿½phonon engineeringï¿½ of solids.  c  
17.  Opportunities to interact twice weekly with the instructor during regular office hours to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  i 
Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes  
(a)  ¤  List the two key types of elastic waves in solids, and state which one generally has a higher velocity.  
¤  Write down the relationship between stress along an axis, strain along that axis, and the Youngï¿½s modulus.  
¤  State the classical theory (DulongPetit) expression for heat capacity in terms of the number of quanta and Boltzmanï¿½s constant.  
¤  Know that lattice waves can be quantized, state what the resulting quanta are called and what their energy and momentum are in terms of Planckï¿½s constant and the wave frequency.  
¤  Understand how elastic waves are derived for solids having more than one atom per primitive cell, and that a new type of lattice wave emerges. State what this wave is called and how it relates to the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with solids.  
¤  Write down the temperature dependence (power law) for the heat capacity of acoustic phonons in the limit of low temperatures.  
¤  State the dependence (according to kinetic theory) of thermal conductivity on heat capacity, particle velocity, and meanfreepath.  
¤  Know that the Pauli exclusion principle prevents two electrons from occupying the same quantum state, define the characteristic maximum energy of free electrons in a metal and relate this to the mass and velocity of the electrons.  
¤  State the result of Fermi theory for the contribution of the free electrons in a metal to the heat capacity of the solid (stated as a power law in temperature).  
¤  Write down the relationship between the electric energy density in a solid and the electric field (E).  
¤  Write down the relationship between the magnetic energy density in a solid and the magnetic field (H)  
¤  State what type of solid displays a permanent electric polarization, what type displays a permanent magnetization, and what happens at the Curie temperature in both of these types of solids.  
¤  State what happens to an applied magnetic induction (B) inside a perfectlydiamagnetic, TypeI superconductor below the critical temperature.  
¤  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
(c)  ¤  One computerbased homework assignment exposing students to ï¿½phonon engineeringï¿½ of solids.  
(i)  ¤  Opportunities to interact twice weekly with the instructor during regular office hours to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(l)  ¤  Recite the Boltzmann distribution function in terms of microscopic energy states.  
(m)  ¤  Write down the temperature dependence (power law) for the heat capacity of acoustic phonons in the limit of low temperatures.  
¤  State the result of Fermi theory for the contribution of the free electrons in a metal to the heat capacity of the solid (stated as a power law in temperature).  
¤  Write down the relationship between the electric energy density in a solid and the electric field (E).  
¤  Write down the relationship between the magnetic energy density in a solid and the magnetic field (H)  
¤  State what happens to an applied magnetic induction (B) inside a perfectlydiamagnetic, TypeI superconductor below the critical temperature.  
¤  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
:: Last modified: February 2013 by J. Lin :: 