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Modern Physics (with thermodynamics)
Instructor: Dr. [Sabieh Anwar] Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, (11:15 am to 1 pm). Recitation instructors are Dr. [AtaulHaq] and Dr. [Imran Younus].
Teaching Instructors: [Shama Rashid],[Mudassir Moosa], [Syeda QurratulAin Akbar], [Maryam Khaqan], [Faran Irshad], [Hasnain Ali Pirzada]. Office hours and tutorial schedule is here.
Textbooks: Modern Physics by R.A. Serway, C.J. Moses and C.A. Moyer (also available in low priced edition.)
Course outline: Click here for the course outline.
Previous offerings: Here is the weblink for the same course I taught in Fall 2009. You will find homeworks, exams and their solutions from the 2009 offering of this course here, all in a consolidated pdf. Errors and omissions are expected. And here is the weblink for the offering in 2011 with all the video recordings.
Most important experiment in physics (1 lecture)
Internal energy and its quantization (9 lectures)
Recitation, tutorial material and reading suggestions:
Note: Microsoft Silverlight (a freeware) is required to view the videos.
Introducing internal energy: [1]
First law of thermodynamics and concept of the photon: [2]
Quantized energy levels and demonstrations on spectroscopy: [3]
Emission and absorption of photons, quantum harmonic oscillator: [4]
FranckHertz, microlightning, rotational and vibrational levels (part A): [5]
part B: [6]
Boltzmann distribution: [7]
Second law of thermodynamics (4 lectures)
Recitation, tutorial material and reading suggestions:
Homework 1: (on thermodynamics)
Macrostates, microstates and distribution of energies: [8]
Entropy and second law of thermodynamics: [9]
Entropy and temperature: [10]
Wrapping it up: energy, entropy, temperature and its computation: [11]
Particle description of matter (3 lectures)

Wavelike nature of radiation (3 lectures)

Video recordings:
Atom and discovery of the electron: [12]
Modern version of Thomson's experiment and Rutherford's nucleus [13]
Bohr's ideas [14]
What are waves [15].
Building wavepackets (part A) [16]
Building wavepackets and Fourier inetgral(part B) [17]
Phase and group velocity, dispersion and demos on diffraction [18]
Particle description of radiation (4 lectures)

Video recordings:
Problems with a classical description of the photoelectric effect: [19]
Describing the photoelectric effect and Xrays: [20]
One video lecture is not available, due to a technical fault.
Compton Effect: [21]
Matter waves and wave particle duality (10 lectures)
Recitation, tutorial material and reading suggestions:
Video recordings:
The photon has momentum [22]
Double slit experiment with an electron and waveparticle duality (part A) [23]
Double slit experiment with an electron and waveparticle duality (part B) [24]
Introducing the wave function and meaning of waveparticle duality [25]
Meaning of superposition, example of delayed choice interference, collapse [26]
Demystifying the uncertainty principle (part A) [27]
Demystifying the uncertainty principle (part B) [28]
Demystifying the uncertainty principle and demonstration on linewidths (part C) [29]
Demystifying the uncertainty principle (part D) [30]
Homework 3: (on Wavefunctions, collapse and experimenting with beamsplitters)
Schrodinger equation applied to simple cases (7 lectures)
Recitation, tutorial material and reading suggestions:
Video recordings:
Confining electrons to Bohrs radii, orbitals and introducing the Schrodinger equation [31]
Potential in a well and fluorescence from quantum dots [32]
Learning some aspects of quantum mechanics using the particle in a well [33]
Time dependence of stationary states, what does a stationary state really mean and its relationship with the uncertainty principle [34]
Time dependence of superposition states, what does a superposition state signify [35]
Quantum obstacles and sloping potential wells [36]
Quantum mechanical tunneling [37]
Quantum technologies (4 lectures)
Reading suggestions:
Video recordings:
Scanning tunneling microscopy, alpha decay and world's smallest movie [38]
Quantum sniffing, phonons, and properties of capacitors [39]
The quantum revolution in electronics and single electron transistors [40]
Interfering photons and electrons [41]e