PHYSICS OF MATTER MOD. I (Int)

Teaching in italian
PHYSICS OF MATTER MOD. I C.I.
Teaching
PHYSICS OF MATTER MOD. I (Int)
Subject area
FIS/03
Degree course
MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
Course type
Laurea Magistrale
Credits
6.0
Teaching hours
Ore Attività frontale: 54.0
Academic year
2019/2020
Year taught
2019/2020
Course year
1
Language
INGLESE
Subject matter
PERCORSO COMUNE
Professor
ALFINITO ELEONORA

Course description

Sufficiency in calculus, probability theory, linear algebra, electromagnetism

This is a course in theory and models in physics of matter; it aims to furnish some basic knolwedge concerning quantum physics of atoms, molecules and solids. 

Knowledge and understanding

The course provides a basis and an opportunity for originality in developing or applying ideas  in a  material physics research context .

Applying knowledge and understanding:

The course provides abilities in problem solving  applied in new or unfamiliar environments
within classical and quantum physics contexts .

Making judgements:

The course gives the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and
formulate judgements with incomplete data to discriminate between the classical and quantum regime, to evaluate the appropriate set of approximations to be used.

Communication

 Students have to be able to communicate  their conclusions and rationale to specialist

, by using a technical language based on formulas and theorems,  and non-specialist audiences by using a narrative language based on elementary concepts.

Learning skills

Students are trained to develop  creative thinking,  critical spirit,  and autonomy , by using as a knowledge technique  examples and counter-examples. The theoretical approach of the course  is a good tool  to improve their ability of abstraction

 

 

 

 

test: .

Physics of matter I is only the first modulus of the complete course named Physics of matter.

There a single final exam which includes the contents of modulus I and modulus II

The exam consists of two cascaded parts:

the first part is written test (duration: two hours and a half); the student is asked to solve exercises ; it is aimed to verify to what extent the student has gained the ability to apply theory to solve simple case studies;

the second part  is an oral test  aimed to determine to what extent the student has gained an overall knowledge of the main topics of the course.

 

This is a course in theory and models in physics of matter; it aims to furnish some basic knolwedge concerning quantum physics of atoms, molecules and solids. 

Introduction: Physics and tecnology from the end of 1800 to today (3 hours).Mechanical and electromagnetic waves (2 hours).Special relativity (5 hours). Elements of probability and the Maxwell distribution (5 hours). The quantum nature of light (5 hours).  Atomic models and the matter wave (5 hours). Quantum mechanics in one dimension (12 hours). The angular momentum (5 hours). The hydrogen atom, eigenvalues and eigenfunctions (3hours). Quantum statistics (2 hours). Multielectron atoms (2hours). Introduction to molecules (5 hours).

[1] R. Eisberg, R, Resnick, “Quantum Physics”, J. Wiley and Sons.

[2] R.A. Serway, C. J. Moses, C. A. Mojer, “Modern Physics”, Saunders College

[3] M. Born, “Atomic Physics”, Dover Books on Physics

[4] R. Gautreau, W. Savin, “Schaum’s Theory and Problema in Modern Physics”