Christian Degen: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Christian Degen
FieldSpin Physics
Laboratorium für Festkörperphysik
ETH Zürich, HPF F 6
Otto-Stern-Weg 1
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 23 36
RelationshipFull Professor

402-0033-10LPhysics I6 credits4V + 2UC. Degen
AbstractThis is a two-semester course introducing students into the foundations of Modern Physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light, waves, quantum physics, solid state physics, and semiconductors. Selected topics with important applications in industry will also be considered.
ObjectiveThe lecture is intended to promote critical, scientific thinking. Key concepts of Physics will be acquired, with a focus on technically relevant applications. At the end of the two semesters, students will have a good overview over the topics of classical and modern Physics.
ContentElectric and magnetic fields, current, magnetism, Maxwell's equations, concept of light, classical optics, waves.
Lecture notesNotes from lectures will be available (in German).
LiteratureFriedhelm Kuypers
Physik fuer Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler
Band 2: Elektrizitaet, Optik, Wellen, 2012, 436 Seiten, ca. 25 Euro.

Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca, Michael Basler und Renate Dohmen
Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2009, 1636 Seiten, ca. 80 Euro.
402-0501-00LSolid State Physics0 credits1SA. Zheludev, G. Blatter, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff
AbstractResearch colloquium