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Recommended reading

January 13

Thermal radiation
and Planck’s postulate

Chapter 1

January 18

Photons  Particlelike
properties of radiation

Chapter 2

January 20

Photons  Particlelike
properties of radiation

Chapter 2

January 25

The Broglie’s
postulate  wavelike properties of particles

Chapter 3

January 27

Bohr’s model of the atom

Chapter 4

February 1 
Bohr’s model of the atom

Chapter 4

February 3

Schroedinger’s theory of quantum mechanics 
Chapter 5

February 8 
Schroedinger’s theory of quantum mechanics

Chapter 5

February 10

Midterm Exam # 1

Chapters 1  4

February 10

Solutions of timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 15

Solutions of timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 17

Solutions of
timeindependent Schroedinger equations

Chapter 6

February 22

Oneelectron atoms

Chapter 7

February 24

Oneelectron atoms

Chapter 7

March 1

Magnetic dipole moment, spin, and transition rates

Chapter 8

March 3

Magnetic dipole moment, spin, and transition rates

Chapter 8

March 15

Multielectron atoms  ground state and Xray excitation

Chapter 9

March 17

Multielectron atoms  ground state and Xray excitation

Chapter 9

March 22

Midterm Exam # 2

Chapters 5  8

March 22

Multielectron
atoms  optical excitations

Chapter 10

March 24

Multielectron
atoms  optical excitations

Chapter 10

March 29

Quantum statistics 
Chapter 11

March 31


Chapter 11

April 5

Nuclear decay and nuclear reactions

Chapter 16

April 7

Nuclear decay and nuclear reactions

Chapter 16

April 12

Introduction to elementary particles

Chapter 17

April 14

Introduction to elementary particles

Chapter 17

April 19

Midterm Exam # 3

Chapters 9  11

April 19

More elementary particles

Chapter 18

April 21

More elementary particles

Chapter 18

April 26

More elementary particles

Chapter 18

May ?

Final Exam, ?

Chapters 1  11, 17  18

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