PH 107 : Quantum Physics
Course Code PH 107
Course Name Quantum Physics
Offered to UG/PG
Pre-requisites NIL
Lecture 2
Tutorial 1
Practical 0
Credit 6
Reference 1. Quantum Physics: R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, John Wiley 2002, 2nd Edition.
2. Introduction to Modern Physics: F. K. Richtmyer, E. H. Kennard and J.N. Cooper, Tata Mac Graw Hill 1976, 6th Edition.
3. Modern Physics: K. S. Krane, John Wiley 1998, 2nd Edition.
4. Introduction to Modern Physics: Mani and Mehta, East-West Press Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi 2000.
5. Elements of Modern Physics: S. H. Patil, Tata McGraw Hill, 1984.
6. Concepts of Modern Physics, A Beiser, Tata McGraw Hill, 2009.
Description Quantum nature of light: Photoelectric Effect and Compton Effect. Stability of atoms and Bohr`s rules. Wave particle duality: De Broglie wavelength, Group and Phase velocity, Uncertainty Principle, Double Slit Experiment. Schrödinger Equation. Physical interpretation of Wave Function, Elementary Idea of Operators, Eigen-value Problem. Solution of Schrödinger equation for simple boundary value problems. Reflection and Transmission Coefficients. Tunneling. Particle in a three dimensional box, Degenerate states. Exposure to Harmonic Oscillator and Hydrogen Atom without deriving the general solution. Quantum Statistics: Maxwell Boltzmann, Bose Einstein and Fermi Dirac Statistics by detailed balance arguments. Density of states. Applications of B-E statistics: Lasers. Bose-Einstein Condensation. Applications of F-D statistics: Free electron model of electrons in metals. Concept of Fermi Energy. Elementary Ideas of Band Theory of Solids. Exposure to Semiconductors, Superconductors, Quantum Computing