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Materials: Structures

2 sem. hrs. Focuses on the theories that explain mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic, optical, and electrical properties. Examples include theories related to atomic structure and interatomic bonding, imperfections in solids, diffusion, stress/strain and elastic properties, phase transformations conductivity, magnetic interactions, and optical absorption and luminescence. Introduces X-ray diffraction and molecular modeling through laboratory experiments and simulations.

Course details

  • Course number: PHYS-121
  • Credits: 2.00
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Currently Offered: Yes
  • Course Type: Lecture


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