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Description: The main focus is the microscopic picture of waves. This lecture discusses the energy transport by waves, by using the Maxwell's equations in different electric/magnetic fields and between different interfaces. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: Students learn to solve the Boltzmann equation in the classical limit under relaxation time approximation in this lecture. Students also learn to derive the Fourier law, Newton shear law, and the electron transport process with the Ohm's Law. Instructor: ...
Description: This lecture continues discussion on energy transport when it travels perpendicularly to a film. It also provides solving Boltzmann equation with consideration of classical size effects under circumstances of heat carriers colliding with boundaries. ...
Description: The lecture first continues discussion on liquids. It investigates transport properties of bulk liquids, and different forces and potentials between particles and surfaces in liquids. It also explores current research in solar-cells. Instructor: Prof. Gang ...
Description: The discussion on statistical physics continues in this lecture. The instructor gives several examples in different ensemble cases, and also an application example in gas molecule. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: This lecture continues previous discussion of wave propagation in thin films, and determines the energy exchange between two points. It also explores various examples in application of tunneling. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: This lecture elaborates on the microscopic pictures of energy carriers. It explains more details on energy transfer, and compares between micro and nanoscale phenomena, including classical size effects and quantum size effects. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: This lecture provides the example solutions to Schrodinger equation. It also investigates the quantized energy in material waves with different quantum numbers and quantum states, including 1-D quantum well and 2-D quantum wire. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: This lecture emphasizes on density of (quantum mechanical) states in electrons, phonons, and photons, elaborating the topic with examples in the 2-D and 3-D structure. It also talks about quantum statistics. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: This lecture continues to explore the repulsive force between particles and surfaces in liquids and learn more on electrokinetics. It also investigates the size effect on phase transition. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: In this lecture, students learn to calculate the energy carried by electromagnetic (EM) waves, and understand how EM waves propagate in a medium and at an interface. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: This lecture provides more details on the application of Snell's Law at one single interface; later, more discussion of the wave propagation in multi-layered structures, for instance thin films. It also gives out information about the first midterm exam. ...