Timetable for Surface and Thin Films, Spring 2009

John Venables, Dept of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.


  • Meeting times are twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1.30-2.45 in PSF 462. We will not necessarily use all these slots and individual or group work will also take place outside these hours. An outline plan of what reading is expected is given below.
  • The initial Outline and a page of Web-based Resources have been created; these will be further developed as the course proceeds. There will also be a file indicating Assignments and when they are due. Note that none of these assignments should be done 'blind'. They all require prior consultation on whether they are appropriate for your individual needs. This timetable will be adjusted as the semester proceeds.
  • If you want to study this course mainly via the Internet please contact me by email to make special arrangments.

Timetable to Spring Break

Week            Lectures/Reading         Topics/Assignments

Jan  	Section 1.1, or book Chap 1.1
19-23 	Section 1.2, or book Chap 1.2, plus start Assignments

Jan  	Questions on sections 1.1 and 1.2, plus
27-30	Section 1.3, or book Chap 1.3

Feb  	Section 1.4, or book Chap 1.4
2-6 	Section 1.5, or book Chap 1.5
Feb   	Continue Assignment #1.
9-13 	Section 2.1, or book Chap 2.1
    	Section 2.2, or book Chap 2.2

Feb  	Return Assignment #1, and discuss Assignment #2
16-20	Section 2.3, or book Chap 2.3; Lab visit (Dr Friesen)
     	Section 2.4, or book Chap 2.4

Feb  	Return/ continue assignments and discuss talks and projects
23-27	Section 3.1, or book Chap 3.1 
        and begin section 3.2, or book Chap 3.2; Lab visit (Dr Nemanich)

Mar  	Continue section 3.2 (lectures by Dr Bennett) 		
2-6 	Read Section 3.3, or book Chap 3.3 over Spring Break  	

March 	Spring Break

We will develop Timetable-Two for the remainder of the semester. To get an idea of possible choices after Spring Break, consult the Lecture list, the current Course outline, or the Book contents. What will actually happen is subject to consultation with individual students.

Important dates: 
	March 9-13, Spring Break; 
	April 3/5 Course withdrawal inperson/online; 
	May 5, Last day of classes; May 6, Reading Day; May 8, Written Projects due:
	(this course does not have a written Final Exam); May 14, Commencement.

Return to the Top of page, Assignments or the Course home page.

Latest version of this document: 9th March 2009.