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Course number and title: EE2 Physics for Electrical Engineers
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: B. Jalali (jalali@ee.ucla.edu)
  B. Williams (bwilliam@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: Required.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week. Meets twice 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: 7 assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: Typically 10% homework, 40% midterm, 50% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE 1
Catalog Description: Introduction to concepts of modern physics necessary to understand solid-state devices, including elementary quantum theory, Fermi energies, and concepts of electrons in solids. Discussion of electrical properties of semiconductors leading to operation of junction devices.  
Textbook and any related course material:
B. Streetman and S. Banerjee, Solid State Electronic Devices, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1999.
C. Viswanathan, Lecture Notes. Available to students.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Introduction to quantum concepts. 3 hrs.
Band theory. 3 hrs.
Electrons and holes, effective mass theory. 3 hrs.
Fermi statistics and transport. 4 hrs.
Si and GaAs semiconductors. 2 hrs.
Recombination and generation. 4 hrs.
Potential and fields in junctions. 4 hrs.
I-V curves of PN junctions. 3 hrs.
Non ideal I-V contributions. 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: Not Applicable
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  
(i) Average  
(l) Some  
(m) Strong  
(n) Strong  
Strong: (a) (m) (n)
Average: (b) (i)
Some: (l)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Understand concepts of Quantum mechanics and electrons in solids. a
2. Know about atomic bonding and energy bands. a m
3. Know about holes and effective mass. a b
4. Understand Fermi statistics and conduction. a l m
5. Compute energy bands of Si and GaAs. a m
6. Learn about extrinsic semiconductors. a
7. Learn about drift and diffusion. a n
8. Learn about recombination and generation. a n
9. Compute potential and electric fields in PN junctions. a m
10. Learn about I-V characteristics of PN junctions. a
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 regular office hours and discussion sections in order 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)   Understand concepts of Quantum mechanics and electrons in solids.  
  Know about atomic bonding and energy bands.  
  Know about holes and effective mass.  
  Understand Fermi statistics and conduction.  
  Compute energy bands of Si and GaAs.  
  Learn about extrinsic semiconductors.  
  Learn about drift and diffusion.  
  Learn about recombination and generation.  
  Compute potential and electric fields in PN junctions.  
  Learn about I-V characteristics of PN junctions.  
  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
(b)   Know about holes and effective mass.  
(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 regular office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(l)   Understand Fermi statistics and conduction.  
(m)   Know about atomic bonding and energy bands.  
  Understand Fermi statistics and conduction.  
  Compute energy bands of Si and GaAs.  
  Compute potential and electric fields in PN junctions.  
(n)   Learn about drift and diffusion.  
  Learn about recombination and generation.  

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

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