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Code MAT 204
Term 201602
Title Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Cleva Ow Yang -cleva@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture,Recitation
Planned Learning Activities Discussion based learning,Jigsaw learning,Guided discovery
Content

Beginning with Newtonian mechanics and Maxwellian electromagnetics, we examine material properties, by considering electrons as particles and light as waves. In order to understand phenomena that cannot be explained by classical physics, we first develop the tools for understanding the wave-like behavior of electrons and particle- like behavior of light--i.e., quantum mechanics, built around Schrodinger's equation. A quantum chemical approach is applied to understand molecular bond formation and the electrical and optical properties of conductive polymers. To examine electrical and optical properties of metals and insulators, solid state models are developed for bulk solids and interfaces, leading to the fundamentals of semiconductor materials and the p-n junction.

Objective

To develop a basic understanding of the electronic physical phenomena in materials

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials, students are expected to
Describe a physical model using basic mathematical language?vector calculus, complex functions, partial differential equations

Model the transport processes in a metal and an insulator using Newtonian mechanics and Maxwellian electromagnetics
Model the transport processes in inorganic and organic materials using quantum mechanics
Model light interaction with matter for both bulk matter systems and quantum-confined systems

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems.
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively.
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose.
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas.
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools.
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems.
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa.
1 Formulate and analyze problems in complex manufacturing and service systems by comprehending and applying the basic tools of industrial engineering such as modeling and optimization, stochastics, statistics.
2 Design and develop appropriate analytical solution strategies for problems in integrated production and service systems involving human capital, materials, information, equipment, and energy.
3 Implement solution strategies on a computer platform for decision-support purposes by employing effective computational and experimental tools.
1 Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components.
2 Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers.
1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software.
2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 50
Participation 5
Homework 15
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook

Electronic properties of engineering materials / James D.Livingston, New York : Wiley, c1999.