Compulsory

Physics V (Modern Physics)

CODE
ΓΘΥ205
SEMESTER
4
HOURS per WEEK
5
ECTS CREDITS
8
INSTRUCTORS

Georgios Kitis

Anastasios Liolios

Panos Patsalas

Spyridon Tzamarias

Alexandra Ioannidou

Stylianos Stoulos

George Vourlias

  • Elements of Special Theory of Relativity.
  • Planck's theory of blackbody radiation. Energy quantization. Photons. Photoelectric effect. Compton effect. Pair production.
  • Rutherford scattering. The atomic models of Rutherford and Bohr. Atomic spectra.
  • Matter waves. Wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
  • The Schrödinger equation and interpretation of the wave function. Trapping and tunneling of particles.
  • The Hydrogen atom. Angular and magnetic momenta of the electron.
  • Electron spin. Stern-Gerlach experiment. Fine and hyperfine structure.
  • The Pauli's exclusion principle. Multielectron atoms and the periodic table.
  • X-rays production and diffraction. Bragg scattering. Moseley’s law. Auger electrons. Absorption coefficient.
  • The solid state structure. Experimental methods for the study of crystalline structure using X-rays.
  • Molecular bonds. Molecular spectra.
  • Nuclear structure and nuclear properties. Radioactive decay. Introduction to the standard model of elementary particles.
Suggested literature
  • Concepts of Modern Physics,Arthur Beiser, McGraw-Hill Education, 2003
  • Modern Physics, R. A. Serway, C. J. Moses, C. A. Moyer, Thomson Learning Eds., 2005

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