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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
Math 1abc and Physics 1abc, or the equivalents
(differential equations, complex numbers,
mechanics, special relativity, electromagnetism)
Introduction, prerequisites, course outline
Forced oscillations, resonance
Reflection and transmission
Waves in 3D
Interference and diffraction
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 closely.
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