The term ``Modern Physics" is used to describe a set of developments
which occurred at the beginning of the last century, especially special relativity
and quantum mechanics. These subjects retain an extraordinary intellectual appeal, and do
underlie most of what physicists do today.
Syllabus
Handout: Solving the Hydrogen
Atom Problem
Handout: Measurement in
Quantum Mechanics
Handout: Momentum Eigenstates
Handout: Spin-1/2; Neutrinos and the Sun
Some notes on statistical mechanics.
Handout: Handout on Molecular Physics
Handout: Statistical
Mechanics: Derivation of the Distribution Functions
Handout: Why Are There Bands
Handout: Calculating the Lifetime for Alpha Decay
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