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.