physics nanotechnology

Physics 1905, Nanotechnology
Freshman Seminar
Instructor: Professor Eric Ganz
Office: PAN 319
Tel: (612) 624-2386.
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: By appointment.
Lectures: 11:15 - 12:05 MW
Room: PAN 110
Nanotechnology is increasingly important in our modern world. We
will make this topic accessible to first year students. We will
discuss Nanoscale Imaging, Nanomaterials for Engineering,
Nanofabrication for Electronics, Manipulation of Atoms and
Molecules, Nanomotors, Sensors, Computer Simulations, Molecular
Nanobiotechnology, and Nanomedicine.
Grading: Students will be graded on two 20 minute in class
presentations, and class participation based on assigned reading.
A reading assignment will be posted each week. Students should
take notes on the reading and bring the notes to class for our
discussion. There will also be start know about one 5-10 page
paper due during the course. Students are expected to attend class
as part of their participation grade. There will be no final exam.
Each presentation will be worth 35%, class participation 10%, and
the paper 20 %.
Textbook: Nanotechnology: Understanding small systems 3rd
edition By Ben Rogers and co-authors (2014).
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