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MSCI 433/533 – COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS MODELING
Credits: 3
Physico-chemical principles augmented by ever-advancing computation technology have become a tool for explaining rich materials properties, designing nano-structures and their possible functionality. This course overviews basic quantum principles of materials structure, and a hierarchy of approximations broadly used in computational models. This includes classical many-body potentials, tight-binding approximations, electronic density functional theory methods, etc. Along with the basic theoretical concepts, students will acquire practical skills for using state-of-the-art software packages (Mathematica, codes for performing first-principles calculations) for solving real-life problems in materials science.
College: School of Engineering
Department: Materials Science and NanoEngineering
MSCI 506 – PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS
Credits: 3
Survey of the electrical, magnetic, and optical properties of metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics based upon elementary band theory concepts. Required for materials science and engineering majors. Not offered every year.
College: School of Engineering
Department: Materials Science and NanoEngineering
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