Class meeting date

Lecture subject

Recommended reading

January 18

Thermal radiation
and Planck’s postulate

Chapter 1

January 23

Photons  Particlelike
properties of radiation

Chapter 2

January 25

Photons  Particlelike
properties of radiation

Chapter 2

January 30

The Broglie’s
postulate  wavelike properties of particles

Chapter 3

February 1 
NO CLASS


February 6

Bohr’s model of the atom

Chapter 4

February 8

Bohr’s model of the atom

Chapter 4

February 13 
Schroedinger’s theory of quantum mechanics 
Chapter 5

February 15

Schroedinger’s theory of quantum mechanics

Chapter 5

February 20

Midterm Exam # 1

Chapters 1  4

February 20

Solutions of timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 22

Solutions of timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 27

Solutions of
timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

March 1

Oneelectron atoms

Chapter 7

March 6

Oneelectron atoms

Chapter 7

March 8

Magnetic dipole moment, spin, and transition rates

Chapter 8

March 20

Magnetic dipole
moment, spin, and transition rates

Chapter 8

March 22

Multielectron atoms  ground state and Xray excitation

Chapter 9

March 27

Midterm Exam # 2

Chapters 5  8

March 27

Multielectron atoms  ground state and Xray excitation

Chapter 9

March 29

Multielectron
atoms  optical excitations

Chapter 10

April 3

Multielectron
atoms  optical excitations

Chapter 10

April 5

Quantum statistics 
Chapter 11

April 10


Chapter 11

April 12

Nuclear decay and nuclear reactions

Chapter 16

April 17

Nuclear decay and nuclear reactions

Chapter 16

April 19

Introduction to elementary particles

Chapter 17

April 24

Midterm Exam # 3

Chapters 9  11

April 24

Introduction
to elementary particles

Chapter 17

April 26

More elementary particles

Chapter 18

May 1

More elementary particles

Chapter 18

May 8

Final Exam, 7.15 pm

Chapters 1  11, 17  18

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