MSN-501
 
Atomic Structure, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Materials

Syllabus 

 
Instructor:
       Engin Durgun
       UNAM-107
       durgun[at]unam.bilkent.edu.tr
 
TA:
       Bartu Simsek
       UNAM-106
       bartusimsek[at]bilkent.edu.tr
Lectures:        
       Monday:           8:40-10:30    (SU-01)
       Wednesday:         10:40-12:30    (SU-01)
Midterm I:  March 17, 2018 (Saturday) at 10:30-12:30
Midterm II: April 20, 2018 (Friday) at 18:00-20:00
Final: May 20, 2018 (Sunday) at 9:00-12:00
       
HW #1      
(Due February 19th, Monday)
HW #2
(Due February 26th, Monday)
Problems 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 (Kittel 8th ed.) 5.3 (Ashcroft-Mermin)  and read Experimental Techniques section (unam-common/MSN-501)
HW #3
(Due March 12, Monday)
Problems 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 (Kittel 8th ed.)
HW #4
(Due April 9, Monday)
 Problems 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6 (Kittel 8th ed.)
HW #5
(Due April 18, Wednesday)
Problems 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 (Kittel 8th ed.) and read the Nobel lecture of Walter Kohn on DFT (pdf)
Project on Tight Binding Method
(Due May 23, Wednesday)
Calculating band structure of 1D carbon chain by using TB method (pdf)
HW #6

(Due May 2, Wednesday)

Problems 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5 (Kittel 8th ed.)

 HW #7

(Due May 20, Sunday)

Problems 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 (Kittel 8th ed.)