PHYS-206 / 6 credits
Teacher: Banerjee Mitali
Wave physics, Introduction to quantum mechanics.
Electromagnetism (2nd part)
Electromagnetic induction and Faraday's law; Maxwell equations; electromagnetic energy, Poynting vector.
Mechanical and electromagnetic waves: propagation, energy and wave motion, attenuation, Doppler effect; principle of superposition of waves: standing waves, beats, interferences; interactions waves-medium: refraction, reflection, diffraction, diffusion.
Introduction to quantum mechanics
Limits of classical mechanics: black body radiation, the photoelectric effect, the Compton effect, Franck-Hertz experiment, spectroscopy. Wave-particle dual behavior, De Broglie waves: Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, wave function. Schrödinger's equation, 1D problems: particle in a box, potential wells and barriers, barrier tunneling. The hydrogen atom.
Physics I, II and III
By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- Elaborate a model of a physical phenomena
- Formulate hypotheses to simplify a model of a physical phenomena
- Solve the mathematics necessary to construct a model of a physical phenomena
- Critique the results of a model of a physical phenomena
- Apply models to solve problems and applications
Ex cathedra and exercises in class
Two written tests during the semester
0.5 for each test passed (b)
Written exam during the summer session: grade (e) between 1 and 6
Final grade = e + b(1-e/6)
Lectures notes and list of recommended books
Moodle: slides, exercises and their solutions
- Electromagnétisme, J.-J. Meister, édition automne 2014
- Ondes, J.-J. Meister, édition automne 2014
- Introduction à la mécanique quantique, J.-J. Meister, édition automne 2014
In the programs
- Semester: Spring
- Exam form: Written (summer session)
- Subject examined: Physics IV
- Lecture: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
- Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks