Fall 2016 P154

Physics 15400 Section: Modern Physics

Instructor: Cheng Chin

Lectures: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:30am ~ 12:20pm, KPTC 106

Textbooks: (Required) Quantum Physic by R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, ISBN: 0 471 87373

Lab Schedule

Discussion Sections: Tuesday, 4:30~5:20 pm

Last Name Room TA
A-F Cobb 104 Kaixuan Kevin Yao
G-L KPTC 105 Asrat Demis
M-R Cobb 112 Ian MacCornack
S-Z   KPTC 120 Timothy Hoffman

Office Hours:

Cheng Chin Tue.11~12:30 pm & Wed. 2:30~3:30 pm GCIS 107
Ian MacCormack Monday 4~5 pm KPTC 307
Timothy Hoffman Tuesday 1:30~2:30 pm KPTC 307
Asrat Demis Wednesday 10:30~11:30 am KPTC 307
Yu Hung Tommy Chiu Wednesday 4~5 pm KPTC 307
Kaixuan Kevin Yao Thursday 2:30~3:30 pm KPTC 307

Class Outline:

Wk Lecture Date Topic Eisberg
chapter/page
Home-
work
TA mtg
1 1 9/26 What is Modern Physics?      
  2 9/28 Quantization of Light (I): photoelectic effect pp. 27-34    
  3 9/30 Quantization of Light (II): x-ray and Compton effect pp. 34-43 #1 #1
2 4 10/3 Particle-Wave Duality (I): de Broglie's hypothesis pp. 56-65     
  5 10/5 Math (I): Fourier transform      
  6 10/7 Particle-Wave Duality (II): uncertianty principle pp. 65-79 #1solution
#2 
#2
3 7 10/10 Particle-Wave Duality (III): Bohr's model pp. 96-105    
  8 10/12 Particle-Wave Duality (IV): Quantization rules pp. 110-119    
  9 10/14 Math (II): Operators and Differential Equations pp.134-150 #2 solution
#3
#3
4 10 10/17 Schrodinger's Equation pp. 150-155    
  11 10/19 Free and Confined Particles (I) pp. 177-184    
  12 10/21 Free and Confined Particles (II) pp.184-199 #3 solution
#4
#4
5   10/24 Midterm Exam I (Lec. 1~9)      
  13 10/26 Free and Confined Particles (III) pp. 199-209    
  14 10/28 Free and Confined Particles (IV) pp. 150-155 #4 solution
#5 
#5
6 15 10/31 Math (III): Partial Differential Equations pp. 214-221    
  16 11/2 Math (IV): State vectors in Hilbert Space      
  17 11/4 Free and Confined Paritcles (V) pp.157-167 #5 solution
#6
 
7 18 11/7 Quantum Measurements      
  19 11/9 Quantum Paradoxes      
    11/11 Selected topic (I): Atoms and molecules pp. 416-424 #6 solution
#7
#6
8   11/14 Midterm Exam II (Lec. 10~17)      
  20 11/16 Identical Particles pp.376~380    
  21 11/18 Bose and Fermi gas pp. 398~407 #7 solution
#8
#7
9   11/21 Student presentation (I)      
  22 11/23 Selected topic (II): Condensed matter      
    11/25 Thanksgiving      
10 23 11/28 Student presentation (II)   #8 solution #8
    11/30 Selected topic (III): Quantum simulation      
11   12/7 Final Exam 10:30 am~12:30 pm @ KPTC 106   final_solution  

Evaluation
    Lab 20%
    Problem sets 25%
    Two Midterms 30%
    Final 25%

Extra Credit: 
   Presentation 5%: 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A
   Time slots:    (11/21) 11:30~11:45 am, 11:45~12 pm, 12~12:15 pm, 12:15~12:30 pm 
                       (11/28) 11:30~11:45 am, 11:45~12 pm, 12~12:15 pm, 12:15~12:30 pm