Course number and title: 
EE2 Physics for Electrical Engineers 
Credits: 
4 
Instructor(s)incharge: 
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 solidstate 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. 

  

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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. 

  

¤ 
IV curves of PN junctions. 
3 hrs. 

  

¤ 
Non ideal IV 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: 

Available to students 
Available to department 
Available to instructor 
Available to TA(s) 

Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: 
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Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: 
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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 