Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics

Module code: NS3011

Topics Covered

  • Crystal structures
  • Lattice vibrations
  • Laws governing the behaviour of electrons
  • Thermodynamic potentials
  • Particle function to obtain the properties of simple systems
  • Solving simple problems involving electrons in the free electron gas and the magnetic properties of matter.

Learning

  • 48 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of seminars
  • 4 hours of tutorials
  • 16 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 226 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Coursework (40%)