cod. 1000986

Academic year 2010/11
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici (FIS/02)
Teorico e dei fondamenti della fisica
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

To acquire a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and of some fundamental applications of classical statistical mechanics.


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Course unit content

1) Canonical ensemble in classical statistical mechanics 2) Grand-canonical ensemble in classical statistical mechanics 3) The birth of quantum mechanics: the blackbody problem, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, specific heat of solids, spectral lines, Rutherford and Bohr models, de Broglie waves 3)Wavefunction, Born interpretation, probability current, Schroedinger equation for a single particle and its solution by separation of variables 4) One-dimensional applications of the Schroedinger equation: free particle, potential well, harmonic oscillator 5) Introduction to three-dimensional problems

Full programme

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Huang - Statistical Mechanics; Alonso-Finn - Fundamental Univessity Physics Vol. 3 - Quantum and Statistical Physics;
Eisberg - Quantum Mechanics of Atoms, Solids, Nuclei and Particles;
Caldirola, Cirelli, Prosperi - Introduzione alla Fisica Teorica

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises by slides and at the blackboard.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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