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Physics 55500

55500: The Physics and Chemistry of Materials
(Same as Physics U4600) Examples, characteristic properties, and applications of important classes of materials (semiconductors, ceramics, metals, polymers, dielectrics and ferroelectrics, super-conductors, magnetic materials); surfaces and interfaces of solids; selected topics in the synthesis, processing and characterization of materials.

Prereq.: Phys 55400 or equivalent, e.g. EE 45400 or ChE 46400 (required of Physics majors in the Applied Physics/Material Science Option; and elective for other Physics majors and for Engineering majors).

3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.