Fundamentals of Physics II

Yale Course , Fall 2006 , Prof. Ramamurti Shankar

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Overview

Electrostatics - Electric Fields - Gauss's Law and Application to Conductors and Insulators - The Electric Potential and Conservation of Energy - Capacitors - Resistance - Circuits and Magnetism - Ampere's Law - Lenz's and Faraday's Laws - LCR CircuitsDC Voltage - LCR CircuitsAC Voltage - Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves - Ray or Geometrical Optics - Wave Theory of Light;Quantum Mechanics:The key experiments and wave-particle duality - Measurement theory, states of definite energy - Particle in a Box - Time-dependent Schrdinger Equation - Summary of postulates and special topics

Lecture 19: Quantum Mechanics I The key experiments and wave-particle duality

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        For more information about Professor Shankars book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit httpbit.ly1jFIqNu. Fundamentals of Physics, II (PHYS 201) The double slit experiment, which implies the end of Newtonian Mechanics is described. The de Broglie relation between wavelength and momentum is deduced from experiment for photons and electrons. The photoelectric effect and Compton scattering, which provided experimental support for Einsteins photon theory of light are reviewed. The wave function is introduced along with the probability interpretation. The uncertainty principle is shown arise from the fact that the particles location is determined by a wave and that waves diffract when passing a narrow opening. 0000 - Chapter 1. Recap of Youngs double slit experiment 0910 - Chapter 2. The Particulate Nature of Light 2315 - Chapter 3. The Photoelectric Effect 3119 - Chapter 4. Comptons scattering 3610 - Chapter 5. Particle-wave duality of matter 4833 - Chapter 6. The Uncertainty Principle Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses This course was recorded in Spring 2010. For more information about Professor Shankars book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit httpbit.ly1jFIqNu.

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