FİZ6040 Solid State Physics IIBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs MATHEMATICS (TURKISH, PHD)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
PhD TR-NQF-HE: Level 8 QF-EHEA: Third Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 8

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
FİZ6040 Solid State Physics II Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ÖMER POLAT
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course expounds on the fundamental description of solid matter with focus on the electronic structure and related material properties and phenomena, and provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental concepts and methods required for this description.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Upon successful completion of this course:

1-Utilize the terminology of solid state physics in theoretical and experimental studies

2-Elucidate the properties of solids in terms of their electronic structure

3-Interpret the experimental findings about the material phenomena
4-can use the approaches and knowledge of other disciplines

Course Content

In this course,

Free-Electron Model of Metals, Electrons in the Periodic Potential of a Crystal,Band Structure,Electronic Structure of Semiconductors, Optical Properties of Solids, Crystal Electrons in External Fields, Electrons in Vibrating Lattices
and Superconductivity will be taught

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Free-Electron Model of Metals
2) The Hamiltonian of the Solid & the Single-Particle Approximation
3) Electrons in the Periodic Potential of a Crystal
4) Band Structure
5) Electronic Structure of Semiconductors
6) Optical Properties of Solids
7) Optical properties of solids (continued)
8) Crystal Electrons in External Fields
9) Electrons in Vibrating Lattices
10) Superconductivity: Phenomenological Description
11) Superconductivity: Microscopic Theory
12) Project
13) Project
14) Project Presentation


Course Notes / Textbooks: J. Solyom, Fundamentals of the Physics of Solids: Volume 2: Electronic Properties. Springer, 2009.
References: 1-C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics (John Wiley & Sons, 2005).
2-E. Kaxiras, Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids (Cambridge Univetsity Press, Cambridge, 2003).

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 16
Quizzes 5 % 20
Homework Assignments 5 % 20
Project 1 % 4
Midterms 1 % 8
Final 1 % 32
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 3 39
Study Hours Out of Class 13 6 78
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments 5 2 10
Quizzes 5 3 15
Midterms 1 19 19
Final 1 24 24
Total Workload 200

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution