# Readings

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All course readings are taken from the textbook:

Hagelstein, Peter L., Stephen D. Senturia, and Terry P. Orlando. *Introduction to Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics*. New York, NY: Wiley, 2004. ISBN: 0471202762.

## Readings by Session

The table below provides information on the course's lecture (L), recitation (R), and quiz (Q) sessions.

SES # | TOPICS | READINGS |
---|---|---|

L1 | Introduction: Classical and Quantum Mechanics | Chapter 1 |

L2 | Probability Amplitudes and Development of Quanta | Chapters 2 and 3 |

R1 | Fourier Transforms / MATLAB® | |

L3 | Dispersion, Wavepackets |
Chapter 4 |

L4 | Operators and Ehrenfest's Theorem | Chapter 5 |

R2 | Examples of Operators and Ehrenfest's Theorem | Chapter 5 |

L5 | Eigenfunctions, Eigenvalues, Superposition |
Chapter 6 |

L6 | Finite Well and 1D Box | Chapters 7 and 8 |

L7 | Tunneling Barriers |
Chapters 7 and 8 |

L8 | Simple Harmonic Oscillator | Chapters 9 and 10 |

R3 | Tunneling Examples, STM, SHO | Chapters 7 and 8 |

L9 | Raising and Lowering Operators |
Chapter 10 |

L10 | LC Circuit & SHO Wavepackets | Chapters 11 and 12 |

L11 | WKB Approximation, Variational Method | Chapters 13, 14, and 15 |

L12 | Finite Basis Set Approximation | Chapter 16 |

Q1 | Quiz 1 | |

L13 | Two-level System (dc drive) | Chapter 17 |

L14 | Two-level System (cont.) | Chapter 17 |

R4 | Examples of Two-level Systems | Chapters 17-19 |

L15 | Two-level System: Dynamic Drive |
Chapter 18 |

L16 | Coupled Systems | Chapter 19 |

R5 | Two-level Examples and Coupled System | Chapter 20 |

L17 | Coupled Systems |
Chapter 23 |

L18 | 2D and 3D; Density of States | Chapter 23 |

R6 | Examples and Periodic Boundary Conditions | |

L19 | Quantization of the E and M Fields | Chapters 21 and 22 |

Q2 | Quiz 2 | |

L20 | Fermi's Golden Rule | Chapter 24 |

L21 | Statistical Physics | Chapter 25 |

R7 | Examples of Statistical Physics | Chapter 26 |

L22 | Statistical Physics II |
Chapter 26 |

R8 | Thermionic Emission | |

L23 | Metals and Semiconductors I | Chapter 27 |

L24 | Metals and Semiconductors II | Chapter 27 |

R9 | Examples of Metals and Semiconductors | |

L25 | H-Atom 1 | Chapter 28 |

L26 | H-Atom II | Chapter 29 |

R10 | H-Atom Examples | Chapter 30 |

L27 | Summary | |

Final Exam |

## Recommended Readings

In addition to the required readings, a list of recommended readings is presented below.

### Main References

Polkinghorne, J. *Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction*. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN: 0192802526.

Liboff, R. L. *Introductory Quantum Mechanics*. 3rd ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Longman, 1998. ISBN: 0201878798.

Greenstein, George, and Arthur G. Zajonc. *The Quantum Challenge: Modern Research on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics*. 2nd ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006. ISBN: 076372470X.

Kroemer, Herbert. *Quantum Mechanics*. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1994. ISBN: 0137470983.

Gasiorowicz, Stephen. *Quantum Physics*. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley, 1996. ISBN: 0471857378.

Reif, F. *Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics*. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1965.

Griffiths, David J. *Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN: 0131244051.

### Additional References

Morrison, Michael A. *Understanding Quantum Physics*. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990. ISBN: 0137479085.

Morrison, Michael A., Thomas L. Estle, and Neal F. Lane. *Understanding More Quantum Physics*. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991. ISBN: 0139283005.

Harrison, Walter A. *Applied Quantum Mechanics*. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 2000. ISBN: 9810243944.

Eisberg, Robert, and Robert Resnick. *Quantum Physics*. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley, 1985. ISBN: 047187373X.

Kittel, Charles, and Herbert Kroemer. *Thermal Physics*. 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman, 1980. ISBN: 0716710889.

Mandl, Franz. *Statistical Physics*. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley, 1988. ISBN: 0471915335.

James, J. F. *A Student's Guide to Fourier Transforms: With Applications in Physics and Engineering*. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN: 0521468299.

Brigham, E. O. *The Fast Fourier Transform*. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1974. ISBN: 013307496X.