Instructor: [ Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar ] Office hours: (Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am-11:00 am.)
Textbook: Modern Physics by R.A. Serway, C.J. Moses and C.A. Moyer
Previous offerings: Here is the weblink for the same course I taught in Spring 2013. And here is the weblink for the offering in 2009 and weblink for the offering in 2011 with all the video recordings, assignments, exams and their solutions.
This is an evolving course. The grading scheme is as follows
|Final exam (one)||35%|
I have the liberty to vary the scheme by +5% or -5%.
Class timings: 8:00 to 9:50 am, Tuesday and Thursday, Room: SSE_B-92
Tutorial-1 Wave-particle duality
Tutorial-2 Quantum computing
Tutorial-4 Particle in an infinite potential well
Tutorial-6 Potential steps and obstacles
Quizzes and exams:
Modern Physics by Serway: Section-3.6, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4(optional), 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8
- Quantum Computing without Magic by Z. Meglicki (page 41-61)
- Quantum information and computation by C. H. Bennett & D. P. DiVincenzo
- Modern Physics by Serway: Chapter-6, (page 191-212)
- Modern Physics by Serway: Chapter-7, (page 231-253)
- Nanotechnology (Understanding small systems) by B. Rogers, S. Pennathur, J. Adams: (page 207-220)
- Solving the angular part of the Schrodinger Equation by Sabieh Anwar
- Spherical harmonics
- Quantum microscope peers into the hydrogen atom by Tushna Commissariat
- Modern physics by Serway: Chapter-8, (page 277-289)
- Modern Physics by Serway, Chapter-12, (page 447-457)
- Non-Classical Physics Beyond Newton’s View by R. Harris, Section 8.9 (page 382-388)
- New mechanisms for laser cooling: William Phillips Nobel banquet speech. Skim through it at least and look at the basic diagrams.
- Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms: a popular article written by William Phillips and Cohen-Tannoudji, both being recipients of the Nobel Prize that aims to describe the mechanism behind the traditional Doppler mechanism. Read at least the Doppler mechanism.
- Bose-Einstein condensation by Eric A. Cornell and Carl E. Wieman: this article published in the popular magazine Scientific American is a must read for anyone interested in knowing more about Bose-Einstein condensates. Highly recommended!
- Ch2 of “Thermal Physics” by D. V. Schroeder, Sections 2.2-2.4 and 2.6. (pages 53-67 and 74-84).
- Matlab scripts simulating energy transfer between solids, another Matlab simulation
Video Lectures: (YouTube playlist)
Lecture-6A Probabilistic interpretation of wave function, wave function and probability density of free particle, wave function and probability density of particle in 1D infinite well
Lecture-6B Quantum computing, qubit, difference between bit and qubit
Lecture-9 Electron spin and Stern-Gerlach