## OVERVIEW

"Elementi e Applicazioni di Fisica Moderna" (EAFM, code 90693) is a 7 credits worth class held during the second semester of the First year of the "Laurea Magistrale". Lessons are held in Italian. Study material for subscriber students can be found on the AulaWeb website.

## AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides a basic knowloedge on several topics concerning modern physics, with a particular emphasis on quantum mechanics and some aspects of special relativity. The aim is stimulating interest and comprehension of several physical phenomena related to these topics, also highlighting important applications especially in the field of the structure of matter.

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

**Introduction to Special Relativity**

Reminders about classical relativity, the electromagnetic waves equation

The Michelson-Morley experiment

Einstein postulates

Lorentz transformations

Relativistic dynamics

Applications

**Quantum mechanics**

**2.1****Wave-matter dualism for electromagnetic radiation**

Reminders about the interference of electromagnetic waves

The photoelectric effect, the concept of photon

Blackbody radiation

States complementarity, probabilistic interpretation

Uncertainty relationship for photons**2.2****Wave-matter dualism for matter**

Atomic phenomena: emission spectra and the Bohr model

The De Broglie hypothesis

Interference effects among particles

The Heisenberg uncertainty principle and wave packets

**2.3 The Schroedinger equation**

Stationary and time-dependent equation

Probabilistic interpretation of the wave function

Particle in a box

Tunnel effect

Application: scanning tunnel microscope and atomic force microscope

**2.4 Atomic models and particle statistics**

Hydrogen atom, spin, statistics

The Pauli exclusion principle

Many-electrons atoms

Fermi and Bose statistics

Application: quantum dot

Appliction: Laser**2.5 Crystals and latice structures**

Diffraction off crystals

Basic concepts about band theory

Metals and insulators

Basic ideas about semiconcuctor-based devices

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

K. S. Krane "Modern Physics, 3rd edition" (Wiley)

V. A. Ugarov "Special Relativity" (MIR)

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

**Office hours:** By appointment

**Office hours:** The meetings ate planned in agreements with the students and at the end of the lectures.

Exam Board

FABIO CAVALIERE (President)

MAURA SASSETTI (President)

GIOVANNI RIDOLFI

## LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional

LESSONS START

The class will start according to the academic calendar.

Class schedule

## EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

Exam schedule

Date | Time | Location | Type | Notes |
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27/07/2018 | 08:30 | GENOVA | Orale | |

27/07/2018 | 08:30 | GENOVA | Orale |