PHY 556
Solid State Physics II
Spring 2012

TuTh, 9:50am-11:10am in Physics B-131

Instructor: Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Abanov, Associate Professor
Office: B-102
Phone: 2-8174
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Syllabus of the course

Bulletin description: The course focuses on the many-particle aspects of solid state physics addressing classical topics such as superconductivity and the transport properties of disordered conductors, as well as more modern subjects including the fractional quantum Hall effect, dissipative quantum mechanics, and problems of mesoscoptic physics. Both phenomenological and theoretical descriptions are discussed. Spring, 0-3 credits, ABCF grading

Prerequisite: PHY 555 or permission of instructor.

Grading: There are no exams for this class. The final grade will be based on the grades for homeworks.

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Last updated: May 3, 2012