Prerequisite: PHYS 325 or equivalent. Offered in fall.
Classification of solids; preparation and characterization; binding energies; ionic, covalent and metallic bonds; crystallography; reciprocal lattice; Brillouin zones; vector
representation; crystal symmetry and macroscopic properties; tensor formulation; diffraction in crystalline and amorphous solids; crystal imperfections; point-, linear-,
and planar type; effects on properties; origin of microstructure in crystalline and amorphous solids.