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Applets Text written by Prof. Alan Weinstein __________________________________________________ Physics 12a: Waves Text: Crawford, Waves (we follow the book
closely) recommended reading: French, Vibrations and
Waves Georgi, The Physics of Waves Feynman Lectures: Vol I chaps 21-33, 47-51 Prerequisites: Math 1abc and Physics 1abc, or the
equivalents (differential equations, complex numbers, mechanics, special relativity,
electromagnetism) Introduction, prerequisites, course outline Free Oscillations Continuous systems Forced oscillations, resonance Wave propagation Reflection and transmission Wave packets Waves in 3D Polarization Interference and diffraction Geometric Optics Waves and Quantum Mechanics __________________________________________________ Phys 12b: Intro to Quantum Mechanics Required text is still not decided. It used to always be Liboff, Introductory
Quantum Mechanics but many students prefer Griffiths, so I might change it. There are MANY introductory QM texts! I DO NOT follow any one book. Feynman Lectures: Vol I chaps 27-38, Vol III chaps 1-3, 16-20, and some of chaps 4-11 Introduction, constants and units Classic Experiments, Old Quantum Theory The wave function, uncertainty Schrodinger Equation, postulates of QM Observables, Operators, Dirac Notation,
symmetries Eigenvalue problem, eigenspectrum, Hilbert
space bases Infinite and finite square well Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Reflection and Transmission, tunneling, in
1 dimension Identical particles, spin, two-state
systems, Angular Momentum and central forces in 3
dimensions _________________________________________________ Phys 12c: Statistical Thermodynamics This course will be taught by Kimble. Text: Most likely, Kittel and Kroemer,
Thermal Physics When I teach this, I follow the book rather
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