Modern Physics University of Tsukuba
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.
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.
Related to 2. Understanding ability of physical phenomena.
Students should have taken the courses such as Calculus (Single-Variable), Advanced Calculus (Multi-variables), Linear Algebra, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics
20% Class performance and Homework 40% Midterm exam 40% Final Exam
Calculus of variationsLagrange's equations 1-3Couples oscillators and normal modes 1-2Hamiltonian mechanicsExperimental basis of quantum physics 1-2Structure of atom 1-2Mid-term examWave-particle duality 1-2Schrodinger equation 1-3Hydrogen atomAtomic physics and angular momentum 1-2Statistical physics 1-2Molecules, Lasers and Solids 1-2Semiconductor theory and devices1-2Exercises
Online Course Requirement
* 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.
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