Class meeting date

Lecture subject

Recommended reading

January 16

Thermal radiation
and Planck’s postulate

Chapter 1

January 21

Photons  Particlelike
properties of radiation

Chapter 2

January 23

Photons  Particlelike
properties of radiation

Chapter 2

January 28

The Broglie’s
postulate  wavelike properties of particles

Chapter 3

January 30

Bohr’s model of the atom

Chapter 4

February 4 
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February 6

Bohr’s model of the atom

Chapter 4

February 11 
Schroedinger’s theory of quantum mechanics 
Chapter 5

February 13

Schroedinger’s theory of quantum mechanics

Chapter 5

February 18

Midterm Exam # 1

Chapters 1  4

February 18

Solutions of timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 20

Solutions of timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 25

Solutions of
timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 27

Oneelectron atoms

Chapter 7

March 3

Oneelectron atoms

Chapter 7

March 5

Magnetic dipole moment, spin, and transition rates

Chapter 8

March 17

Magnetic dipole
moment, spin, and transition rates

Chapter 8

March 19

Multielectron atoms  ground state and Xray excitation

Chapter 9

March 24

Midterm Exam # 2

Chapters 5  8

March 24

Multielectron atoms  ground state and Xray excitation

Chapter 9

March 26

Multielectron
atoms  optical excitations

Chapter 10

March 31

Multielectron
atoms  optical excitations

Chapter 10

April 2

Quantum statistics 
Chapter 11

April 7


Chapter 11

April 9

Nuclear decay and nuclear reactions

Chapter 16

April 14

Nuclear decay and nuclear reactions

Chapter 16

April 16

Introduction to elementary particles

Chapter 17

April 21

Midterm Exam # 3

Chapters 9  11

April 21

Introduction
to elementary particles

Chapter 17

April 23

More elementary particles

Chapter 18

April 28

More elementary particles

Chapter 18

May 6

Final Exam, 7.15 pm

Chapters 1  11, 17  18

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