Spring 2007

e-mail: klidke@unm.edu

phone: (505)277-0302

Office Hours: 11:00 - 11:50 MWF room 1164

Teaching Assistant: Xiaomo Jing

Textbook:

Syllabus

Homework is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday

Week of | Topic, lecture notes | Assignments, etc | |

1 | Jan 15 | Review of Relativity, sections 4.1-4.3 lecture 1 Probability Distributions, section 2.1 lecture 2 | Homework#1 solutions |

2 | Jan 22 | Particles as Waves, Fourier Analysis sections 5.1,5.3,5.4 lecture 3 Wave Packets, Uncertainty Principle, section 5.4,5.5 lecture 4 Schrodinger Eq, particle in a box: sec 7.1,7.2 lecture 5 | Homework#2 solutions |

3 | Jan 29 | Finite Square Well 1:section 7.3 lecture 6 , lecture 7 Tunneling, Harmonic Oscillator, 3D Schrodinger eq. sections 7.4-7.6 lecture 8 | Homework#3 solutions |

4 | Feb 5 | Example Exam 1 Exam 1: Friday Feb. 9 | Exam 1 Solutions |

5 | Feb 12 | Hydrogen Atom, sections 8.1 lecture 9 Hydrogen Atom,Separation of variables, 3 quantum numbers sections 8.2,8.3 lecture 10 Angular Momemtum, section 8.4 lecture 11 | Homework#4 solutions |

6 | Feb 19 | Total Angular Momemtum, sections 8.5,8.6 lecture 12 Zeeman, Paschen-Back, section 8.8 lecture 13 Lamb shift, sections 8.9 lecture 14 | Homework#5 solutions |

7 | Feb 26 | Multi-electron atoms, sections 9.1,9.2,9.3 lecture 15 Angular momentum coupling, external fields, sections 9.4,9.5,9.6 lecture 16-17 | Homework#6 solutions |

8 | Mar 5 | Example Exam 1 H2,NaCl molecule, molecular vibrations/rotations: 10.1,10.2,10.3 lecture 18 | |

9 | Mar 12 | Spring Recess | |

10 | Mar 19 | Exam 2: Wed. March 21. Electronic,Vibrational,Rotation spectra, absoption by water, CN gas lectures 19-20 | Exam 2 Solutions |

11 | Mar 26 | Rutherford scattering, sections 6.1-6.4 lectures 21-22 Scattering Calculations lecture 23 | Homework#7 solutions |

12 | April 2 | The neutron, liquid drop model sections 11.1-11.3 lecture 24 Shell Model, Nuclear Decays, sections 11.3-11.4 lecture 25 sections 11.5, 11.6, 11.8 lecture 26 | Homework#8 solutions |

13 | April 9 | Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution, Density of States 2.3,2.4 lecture 27 Example Exam 3 Example Exam 3 Solutions Homework#9 solutions | Exam 3 Solutions |

14 | April 16 | Quantum Statistics, Phase Space Chapter 12, Bose Einstein Condensation lectures 28-30 | Homework#10 solutions Rohlf12-10.xls |

15 | April 23 | Chapter 13: Lasers Lasers Chapter 14: Conductors, Semiconductors Semiconductors | Homework#11 solutions |

16 | April 30 | Standard Model Chart Standard Model lecture 1 Standard model lecture 2 One page explanations of Higgs |
Suggested Problems: 17.2, 17.13, 17.16, 17.17, 18.1, 18.6, 18.9 (not to be handed in!) |

17 | May 5 | Review Session: Monday, class time. Final Exam: Friday May 11, 10:00am-12:00pm See below for Final Exam Details | Finals Week |

HW 5.14 hint: find L1, L2 using right triangles. Use binomial expansion: (1+x)^a =~ 1+a*x when x<<1

Exam Rules: No calculator or other electronics allowed. You may bring one sheet (8.5x11") of notes front/back. I will provide paper for the exam.

Some links to neat wave/wave packet simulations:

Gives control of group velocity and speed

Allows you to add functions together to create wave packets

movies show wave packets with various combinations of phase and group velocity.

http://www.quantum-physics.polytechnique.fr/

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~bds2/ltsn/Edinburgh/wave/index.html

http://physics.ius.edu/~kyle/W/waves/GroupVelocity.html

Hyperphysics: Short descriptions of many topics in physics Hyperphysics

Example: Shell model of the nucleus

My matlab code for calculating binding energies and Weizaecker formula.

Rolhf11_11.m

CalcEb.m

Comprehensive Exam: 50% past material 50% new material since last Exam

Two pages of notes are allowed.

No calculators or other electronics

I will supply tests and blank paper.