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FIT301 Quantum Physics

A class introduction
Odd semester, 2015/2016
Physics of Universitas Airlangga

Of all about myself

Overview
1. Brief introduction to quantum physics
course
2. Objective of this course
3. The contract

1.
Brief introduction to
quantum physics course

what is in your mind when hearing

quantum physics

quantum
/kwn(t)m/
noun
a discrete quantity of energy
proportional in magnitude to the
frequency of the radiation it
represents.
quantum physics
When we consider things as a
discrete quantity such that their
behaviors are out of our
imagination.

time

Particle identified by its mass


Wave identified by its wavelength

physical
object
space

A world that we can


observe and measure.

physics

time

Particle identified by its mass


Wave identified by its wavelength

physical
object
space

Time goes forward, age must increase.


A free fall object must goes down.
A ball must bounce back when hitting a wall.
Blue light is always blue light.
Vacuum is always void, empty.

A common sense
world

physics

or classical physics.

time

Particle identified by its mass


Wave identified by its wavelength

physical
object

may

space

may

Time^goes forward, age must increase.


may
A free fall object must goes down.
may
A ball must bounce back when hitting a wall.
may
Blue light is always blue light.
may be
Vacuum is always void, empty.

quantum physics
quantum world is
where our daily common sense does not work!

time

Particle identified by its mass


Wave identified by its wavelength

physical
object

may

space

So, why do we use

may

Time^goes forward, age must increase.


may
A free fall object must goes down.
may
A ball must bounce back when hitting a wall.
may
Blue light is always blue light.
may be
Vacuum is always void, empty.

quantum physics
quantum world is
where our daily common sense does not work!

Size of object (m)


103

100
103

classical physics

106
109

quantum physics
So far this is the only way to understand
the microscopic world.

a mathematical
description of

quantum mechanics
quantum physics

2.
Objective of this course

example: Atoms and molecules


The simplest case: Hydrogen atom
The size of object is smaller than micrometer.

When
to use

How

quantum physics
Particle identified by its mass
Wave identified by its wavelength

quantum field theory


our subject

Our
practical
objective
this class is
example:
Atoms
and in
molecules
how to describe

The simplest case: Hydrogen atom


in

quantum physics
One way to describe a particle as a wave is
Schrdinger equation.

Our
practical
objective
this class is
example:
Atoms
and in
molecules
how to describe

The simplest case: Hydrogen atom


in

quantum physics
One way to describe a particle as a wave is
Schrdinger equation.

3.
The contract
text book, lecture plan, and the five rules

Our
practical
objective
this class is
example:
Atoms
and in
molecules
how to describe

The simplest case: Hydrogen atom


to study
this

in

quantum physics
One way to describe a particle as a wave is
Schrdinger equation.

we use book of

Lecture plan
Chapter Topic

1
2
3
4
6

What Schrdinger equation is.


Getting familiar using Schrdinger equation to
solve several easy cases.
A little bit of linear algebra in a fashion way
Describing Hydrogen atom using Schrdinger
equation.
Refining the Hydrogen atom description by
considering other factor called perturbation.

Number of
meeting
1
4
2
6+7
7

The Five Rules


1. Ten homework every week, but none to be handedin. One of the homework becomes quiz,
2. Three Quizzes before and another three after UTS.
3. The quiz is always the first 10 minutes sharply. No
extra time will be given.
4. Final grade: 40% Quiz, 30% UTS, and 30% UAS.
5. Cheating = fail immediately.


Do your best!