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Physics II (N444006SIS)

Lecture Exercise Laboratory Examination Credits
2 2 0 Z+Zk 5
   

Annotation:

Special relativity. Electromagnetic field. Quantum mechanics. Nuclear Physics. Particle Physics.

Syllabus:

  • 1. Inertial and non-inertial frames of reference.
  • 2. Special relativity: Lorentz transform, time dilatation, length contraction, mass and energy.
  • 3. Electromagnetic field: Maxwell equations.
  • 4. Electromagnetic field: Electromagnetic waves, polarization.
  • 5. Roots of the quantum theory: Blackbody radiation, Photoelectric effect, X-rays, Bragg´s law, LASER, Compton effect.
  • 6. The wave nature of particles (particle-wave duality, de Broglie wavelength, the uncertainty principle).
  • 7. The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom.
  • 8. Wave functions and operators.
  • 9. The Schrödinger equation (time-dependent and time-independent).
  • 10. Solutions of the Schrödinger equation: eigenstates in potential wells.
  • 11. Solutions of the Schrödinger equation: harmonic oscillator, tunneling.
  • 12. The Schrödinger equation for the hydrogen atom (quantum numbers, Zeeman effect, spin-orbit coupling).
  • 13. Nuclear physics (properties of nuclei, radioactivity, nuclear reactions).
  • 14. Elementary particles (fermions and bosons, quarks and leptons, forces).

Notes:

  • Assessment: one written test during semester; Exam: written and oral