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### Lectures

Week Topic Sources 1 Waves (derivation of the wave equation in classical physics, EM waves, phase velocity, group velocity, etc.) Lecture1 2 Wave-particle duality and the photoelectric effect Lecture2 3 Schrödinger equation; Born interpretation; Expectation values. Lecture3 4 Solutions to Schrödinger equation; Infinite potential well. Lecture4 5 Solutions to Schrödinger equation: Transmission and reflection; Lecture5 6 Finite depth potential well and some mathematical background for QM operators. Lecture6 7 Quantum harmonic oscillator; Bohr model. Lecture7 8 Angular momentum and the hydrogen atom wavefunction. Lecture8 9 Zeeman effect and the periodic table. Lecture9 10 Drude's model. Lecture10 11 Sommerfeld's model: Fermi momentum, energy, sphere. Fermi-Dirac distribution. Ground state energy. Lecture11 12 Bravais lattice; Reciprocal lattice; scattering of x-ray; origin of the energy gap. Lecture12 13 The energy gap; Bloch's theorem; Krönig-Penney model; Response of electrons in periodic potential to electric field. Lecture13 ### Textbooks

### Sources

- C Cohen Tannoudji, Quantum mechanics, vol. I (1977) [QT]
- C. Kittel, Introduction to solid state physics, 7th edition (1986) [K]
- N. W. Aschroft, N. D. Mermin, Solid state physics (1976) [AM]
- J.M. Cassels, Basic Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition (1982)
- Introduction to Modern Physics, J. D. McGervey.

### Remarks

- All the courses in this category have the same syllabus, i.e. the lecture material is the same.

### Contacts and office hours

#### Office hours

Name Day Hours Building/Room E-mail Prof. Golan Bel Wednesday 14:00-15:00 Zoom bel@bgu.ac.il Guy Zisling Wednesday 12:00-13:00 Zoom, please email before guyzis@post.bgu.ac.il Avia Hadar Sunday 17:00-18:00 Zoom aviahad@post.bgu.ac.il ### Class exercises

### Homework exercises

### Course policy

##### Grading:

**Exam**- 90%**Home Work**- Each hw submission will add 1 point of the final grade, up to 10 maximum points

So the final grade is calculated by:

Final Grade = 0.9 * exam_grade + min(submitted_hw, 10)### Additional information

## Useful links:

*Download lecture notes by Amir!**Forum for Physics 3A**Laplacian in spherical coordinates**But what is the Fourier Transform? A visual introduction*by 3Blue1Brow*The more general uncertainty principle, beyond quantum*by 3Blue1Brown*A simple fourier series demonstartion from the tirgul*play with the paramaters [a,b,c] to see how the series converge fast to the function- A very practicle series of short explanations videos by "Dr Underwood's Physics"