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Do Electrical Engineers study physics?
Physics is basically the study of how stuff works. Electrical engineering primarily focuses on applying electricity and magnetism principles from physics to make useful devices and materials. There is often a lot of overlap between electrical engineering and physics, especially in the area of solid state physics.
Can an engineer become a physicist?
Yes… you can become a physicist starting from no degree at all, an engineering degree would only help. How hard it is depends on the specifics of the kind of engineer you are. It is also possible, though iffy, to get a job as a physicist without a physics degree… an engineering degree is the usual substitute.
What is phase in condensed matter physics?
Condensed matter physics is the field of physics that deals with the macroscopic and microscopic physical properties of matter, especially the solid and liquid phases which arise from electromagnetic forces between atoms.
What is condensed matter physics?
Condensed-matter physics concerns atoms in close proximity to one another and interacting strongly, as in the liquid and solid states. Collective and cooperative phenomena that result from these interactions can produce a variety of unusual physical properties as represented by the superfluid phases of 3He or high-temperature superconductivity.
How do you study condensed matter?
On the theoretical side of the field, some people do pencil and paper calculations, while others apply for time on a supercomputer to numerically study systems of many-interacting particles. The science of condensed matter has a small number of tiny constituents: electrons, protons, and neutrons.
What are we doing in condensed matter physics at Illinois?
What are we doing in Condensed Matter Physics at Illinois? The University of Illinois maintains a distinguished tradition of focusing on the collective properties of matter and the emergence of novel and unusual states of matter, such as superconductivity and superfluidity.
Can condensed matter physics experiments be performed on a tabletop?
Many experiments in condensed matter physics can be performed on a tabletop by a single student in a lab at a relatively low cost.