Physics 3A, (2022A)
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Lecture/Tutorial
Group Type Name Day Hours Building/Room 1 Lecture Prof. Golan Bel Wednesday 16:0019:00 92/001 2 Lecture Prof. Golan Bel Monday 16:0019:00 32/306 11 Tutorial Tatyana Shevchuk Tuesday 14:0015:00 34/109 12 Tutorial Tatyana Shevchuk Tuesday 15:0016:00 34/109 13 Tutorial Avia Hadar Tuesday 16:0017:00 32/307 14 Tutorial Avia Hadar Tuesday 13:0014:00 34/116 21 Tutorial Tal Schwartzman Wednesday 15:0016:00 34/3 22 Tutorial Tal Schwartzman Wednesday 16:0017:00 34/109 23 Tutorial Tal Schwartzman Wednesday 17:0018:00 34/109 24 Tutorial Tal Schwartzman Wednesday 18:0019:00 34/109 Office hours
Name Day Hours Building/Room Email Prof. Golan Bel Wednesday 14:0015:00 54/333, please email before bel@bgu.ac.il Avia Hadar Tuesday 15:0016:00 54/112 aviahad@post.bgu.ac.il Tal Schwartzman Wednesday 13:0014:00 54/219, please email before schwara@post.bgu.ac.il Tatyana Shevchuk Sunday 11:0012:00 54/321, please email before shevchut@post.bgu.ac.il 
Lectures
Week Topic Sources 1 Waves (derivation of the wave equation in classical physics, EM waves, phase velocity, group velocity, etc.) Lecture 1 2 Waveparticle duality and the photoelectric effect Lecture 2 3 Schrödinger equation; Born interpretation; Expectation values. Lecture 3 4 Solutions to Schrödinger equation; Infinite potential well. Lecture 4 5 Solutions to Schrödinger equation: Transmission and reflection; Lecture 5 6 Finite depth potential well and some mathematical background for QM operators. Lecture 6 7 Quantum harmonic oscillator; Bohr model. Lecture 7 8 Angular momentum and the hydrogen atom wavefunction. Lecture 8 9 Zeeman effect and the periodic table. Lecture 9 10 Drude's model. Lecture 10 11 Sommerfeld's model: Fermi momentum, energy, sphere. FermiDirac distribution. Ground state energy. Lecture 11 12 Bravais lattice; Reciprocal lattice; scattering of xray; origin of the energy gap. Lecture 12 13 The energy gap; Bloch's theorem; KrönigPenney model; Response of electrons in periodic potential to electric field. Lecture 13 
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.



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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) 
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"