Aspects of Modern Physics / Introductory Quantum Physics
Experimental evidence for limitations of classical physics; Einstein's special theory of relativity; length contraction; time dilation; twin paradox; equivalence of mass and energy; relativistic mass and momentum; the photo-electric effect, the Compton effect, X-ray production and electron diffraction; a discussion of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Schrodinger equation including applications of one dimensional potential wells and barriers; tunnelling; the simple harmonic oscillator; atomic physics; hydrogen atom; periodic table.
Experimental basis of quantum mechanics.
Atomic structure and wave properties of matter.
Time-independent Schrodinger equation - wave functions and probability.