CDS 487: Electronic Structure Computations

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Credits: 3

Covers computational aspects of materials science, such as first-principles methods of electronic structure calculations of periodic solids, clusters, and molecules, as well as the use of empirical potentials. Examples will be drawn from metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Students will construct simple codes and be guided in the use of the more sophisticated available computational packages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS 308 or PHYS 402.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.