Knowledge of informatics concerning this field of study.
Competences to solve problems.
Competences in group work.
Competences to communicate with people who are not specialists in this field.
Competences in autonomous learning
Competences to apply the theoretical knowledge in practice.
1. Cristal structure of solids.
2. X-Ray, neutrons and electrons diffraction.
3. Imperfections (defects) in solids.
4. Dynamics of crystalline networks.
5. Thermic properties of solids.
6. Electrons in solids.
7. Introduction to the study of semiconductors.
8. Notions of magnetism in solids.
Mathematical Analysis I and II.
General Physics I and II.
Fundamentals of Modern Physics.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to solve problems; . Critical thinking; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Computer Skills for the scope of the study; . Competence for working in group; . Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Laboratory or field work
assessment implementation in 20132014 Assessment Mini Tests: 15.0% Laboratory work or Field work: 20.0% Exam: 65.0%
Bibliography of reference
Esquemas dos apontamentos em Powerpoint – Lourdes C. R. Andrade
Apontamentos da disciplina - M. Margarida R. R. Costa e Lourdes C. R. Andrade
OMAR, M. A. (1975). Elementary Solid State Physics. Addison Wesley Publishing Company.
Kittel, Charles. (1971). Introduction to Solid State Physics.
Ashcroft, N. W. & Mermin, N. D. (1986). Solid State Physics
In theoretical classes, topics of the syllabus will be approached and participation of students will be frequently encouraged in order to develop their critical thinking and their ability to understand and relate issues. Students will be asked to solve problems that will be proposed in theoretical-practical classes and their doubts will be clarified by means of the dialogue among them and between them and the teacher. The laboratorial assignments will be presented, briefly but in a complete way, by groups of students who are going to carry them out in a laboratory.