#### Physical Properties of Solids

Use these basic concepts to explain crystal structure, x-ray diffraction, lattice vibrations, behavior of electrons in metals and semiconductors, and thermal, magnetic, dielectric and optical properties of materials.

#### Basic Concepts in Condensed Matter Physics

Explain the following basic concepts underlying the topics in solid state physics: (1) crystal symmetry, (2) reciprocal lattice and the first Brillouin zone in k-space, and (3) the quantum behavior of electrons, Pauli's exclusion principle, and the Fermi-Dirac distribution function.

#### Solve Problems

Show their understanding of these topics and their underlying concepts by solving problems using a variety of mathematical tools.