Department of Physics and Astronomy
Sonoma State University
Class: Tu Th 9:20-10:35 am, Darwin 37
Instructor: Dr. Hongtao Shi
Office: Darwin 300J
Office Hours: M 9:30 - 11 am, Tu 4 -5 pm, and by appointment
Text: Donald Neamen, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, 4th Edition, ISBN-13: 9780073529585, or you can order the e-book.
Course Description: The physical properties of semiconductor materials and operating principles of modern semiconductor device structures are broadly covered in this course. Key material topics include semiconductor materials, crystal structure and growth, energy band model of semiconductors, recombination of charge carriers, conductivity and mobility, metal-semiconductor and p-n junctions, p-n diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field-effect transistors.
Course Objectives: You are required to demonstrate (a) knowledge, understanding and use of the principles of physics, (b) ability to use reasoning and logic to define a problem in terms of physics principles, and (c) ability to use mathematics and computer applications to solve physics problems.
Prerequisite: ES 230: Electronics I, or Physics 314: Introduction to Physics III.
|Grading||Final Exam 25%, Thursday May 17, 8 - 9:50 am. Comprehensive!|
|Three tests, 45%|
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Last updated: 01/18/2018