402-2883-00L Physics III
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||Introductory course on quantum and atomic physics including optics and statistical physics.|
|Objective||A basic introduction to quantum and atomic physics, including basics of optics and equilibrium statistical physics. The course will focus on the relation of these topics to experimental methods and observations.|
|Content||Evidence for Quantum Mechanics: atoms, photons, photo-electric effect, Rutherford scattering, Compton scattering, de-Broglie waves.|
Quantum mechanics: wavefunctions, operators, Schrodinger's equation, infinite and finite square well potentials, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atoms, spin.
Atomic structure: Perturbation to basic structure, including Zeeman effect, spin-orbit coupling, many-electron atoms. X-ray spectra, optical selection rules, emission and absorption of radiation, including lasers.
Optics: Fermat's principle, lenses, imaging systems, diffraction, interference, relation between geometrical and wave descriptions, interferometers, spectrometers.
Statistical mechanics: probability distributions, micro and macrostates, Boltzmann distribution, ensembles, equipartition theorem, blackbody spectrum, including Planck distribution
|Lecture notes||Lecture notes will be provided electronically during the course.|
|Literature||Quantum mechanics/Atomic physics/Molecules: "The Physics of Atoms and Quanta", H. Hakan and H. C. Wolf, ISBN 978-3-642-05871-4|
Optics: "Optics", E. Hecht, ISBN 0-321-18878-0
Statistical mechanics: "Statistical Physics", F. Mandl 0-471-91532-7
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)|
|Performance assessment as a semester course|
|In examination block for||Bachelor's Programme in Interdisciplinary Sciences 2010; Version 27.03.2018 (Examination Block 1)|
Bachelor's Programme in Mathematics 2010; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Programme in Mathematics 2016; Version 25.02.2020 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Programme in Physics 2010; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Programme in Physics 2016; Version 25.02.2020 (Examination Block 1)
|ECTS credits||7 credits|
|Language of examination||English|
|Repetition||The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.|
|Mode of examination||written 180 minutes|
|Additional information on mode of examination||Students are allowed to take in 5 pages of notes written on both sides. Calculators are permitted but must not be used to store information. Formularies are allowed.|
|Written aids||Mathematische Formelsammlung, Taschenrechner, max. 5 A4 Blätter (beidseitig beschrieben) handgeschriebene Zusammenfassung (keine Fotokopien!), Übersetzungswörterbuch.|
|If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.|
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.
|Moodle course||Moodle-Kurs / Moodle course|
|Only public learning materials are listed.|
|402-2883-00 V||Physik III (Physics III)||4 hrs|
|402-2883-00 U||Physik III (Physics III)|
Two exercise groups Thu 14-16 are planned to take place at the ETH Zentrum campus.
|No information on groups available.|
|There are no additional restrictions for the registration.|
|Interdisciplinary Sciences Bachelor||Compulsory Subjects Examination Block||O|
|Interdisciplinary Sciences Bachelor||Electives||W|
|Mathematics Bachelor||Examination Block I||W|
|Physics Bachelor||Examination Block I||O|