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PHYS 104 General Physics (II) for Engineering (3+1)

Electricity and Magnetism: Coulomb’s law, electric fields, Gauss’ Law, electric potential, potential energy, capacitance and dielectric, currents and resistance, electrical energy and power, direct current circuits, Kirchhoffs rules, magnetic fields, motion of charged particle in a magnetic field, sources of the magnetic field, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, self inductance, energy in a magnetic field, mutual inductance, alternating current circuits, the RLC series circuit, power in an A.C. circuit, resonance in RLC services circuit.

PHYS 475 Solar Energy Conversion (3 credit hours)

Solar radiation, solar energy conversion, solid-state energy conversion, the solar cell, photo-thermal conversion.


PHYS 572 Semiconductors (3+0) credit hours.

Band structure of Semiconductors.  Imperfections in semiconductors.  Carrier concentration at thermal equilibrium.  Thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power.  Optical absorption in semiconductors.  Non-Equilibrium carrier phenomena.  The p-n junction.  Fermi level, internal electric field, diffusion potential.  Experimental techniques. Conductivity, mobility, thermo-power life time.


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