ECE2 Lecture 1 Rev2019 Viewing.pdf - ECE2 Physics for Electrical Engineers Lecture 1 Introduction to Physical Electronics Course Instructor Marko

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ECE2 Physics for Electrical Engineers Lecture 1 Introduction to Physical Electronics Course Instructor: Marko Sokolich 26 September, 2019 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved
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2 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved Posted on the CCLE Website Survey of Previous Coursework EE2 Syllabus Contact Information Class Schedule/Office Hours Grading Policy/Exam Schedule Teaching Assistant/Discussion Sections Textbook/References Course Outline Link to Piazza Discussion Forum
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3 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved Course Philosophy Solid foundation in fundamental principles Qualitative Understanding first, Quantitative Skill second Conceptual foundations of Quantum Mechanics Mental and numerical models of physical processes Thorough treatment of the physics of pn Junctions Introduction to a wide variety of 2-terminal semiconductor devices Each illustrates a physical principle Connect each to applications Be able to understand operation of novel devices Mastery of material requires considerable self-study Not all concepts will be covered in lectures Homework is an important component of success Homework will require reading ahead of the materials in lecture Quantum Mechanics Thermal statistical Physics Solid state Physics
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4 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved The Importance of Homework Quote of the Day... "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. -- attributed to Kong Fuzi…Confucius (551 – 479 bce) The importance of Homework has been known for at least 2500 years ! Lecture “I hear and I forget Your Notes , Slides and Text I see and I remember Homework I do and I understand”
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5 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved Why study quantum mechanics? Classical, Newtonian, physics breaks down at atomic dimensions. Forget atoms! Simple, macroscopic things can’t be explained Why are quartz and diamond transparent? Why does conductivity sometimes increase with T? How can current flow be asymmetric? The behavior of semiconductors cannot be explained without quantum mechanics.
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6 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved Fine, but then why study semiconductors?
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7 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved Semiconductor Devices Computers Watches Smart Phones Cameras Musical Instruments Satellites Undersea Cable Automobiles Airplanes Lights The Cloud The Internet Humans/Dogs/Whales etc. Interstellar space Where are they? From the bottom of the sea to interstellar space… in every pocket, on every street corner in every mode of transportation…
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8 © 2019 Marko Sokolich All Rights Reserved Why are semiconductors everywhere? The first commercial transistors in hearing aids and ultra-portable radios cost $10 to $20 each in the 1950’s ( $100 to $200 in 2016 $) A transistor in the new iPhone 7 costs less than $0.0000003… 300 nano-dollars (n$) [… so last year ] A transistor in the new iPhone 8 (A11 processor with 6 cores and 4
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