### Modern Physics University of Tsukuba

#### Course Overview

The course will focus about overview of modern physics aiming at Engineering students.

Students in this course will have introductory concept about wave-particle properties of electromagnetic radiation,

quantum mechanics, properties of atom, molecular structure, statistical physics, and solid state physics.

#### Learning Achievement

1. The students are able to explain the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics.

2. The students are able to find the normal modes of coupled oscillators.

3. The students are able to explain the basic idea of modern physics based on quantum theory.

4. The students are able to further learn more advanced subjects such as quantum mechanics, statistical physics, solid-state physics, etc.

#### Competence

Related to 2. Understanding ability of physical phenomena.

#### Course prerequisites

Students should have taken the courses such as Calculus (Single-Variable), Advanced Calculus (Multi-variables), Linear Algebra, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics

#### Grading Philosophy

20% Class performance and Homework

40% Midterm exam

40% Final Exam

#### Course schedule

Calculus of variations

Lagrange's equations 1-3

Couples oscillators and normal modes 1-2

Hamiltonian mechanics

Experimental basis of quantum physics 1-2

Structure of atom 1-2

Mid-term exam

Wave-particle duality 1-2

Schrodinger equation 1-3

Hydrogen atom

Atomic physics and angular momentum 1-2

Statistical physics 1-2

Molecules, Lasers and Solids 1-2

Semiconductor theory and devices1-2

Exercises

#### Course type

Lectures

#### Online Course Requirement

#### Instructor

Sellaiyan Selvakumar

#### Other information

* Absent more than 3 times (classes) without prior notification will be considered fail in the course

* Rules and regulations regarding examination as set forth by University of Tsukuba will be strictly observed.

* All exams are closed-book style for the case of "in-class lecture". In the case of "hybrid lecture", all exams are in open-book style.

#### Site for Inquiry

Link to the syllabus provided by the university