Modern Physics with Statistical Mechanics

Course Description

This is a set of lectures given by Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar between January and May 2013 on the basics of modern physics. The audience are freshmen science and engineering students. The series covers modern physics and basics of statistical mechanics.

Modern Physics with Statistical Mechanics
Wave-Particle duality is one of the most influential ideas of modern physics.
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

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# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Introducing internal energy Play Video
2 First law of thermodynamics and concept of the photon Play Video
3 Quantized energy levels and demonstrations on spectroscopy Play Video
4 Emission and absorption of photons, quantum harmonic oscillator Play Video
5 Franck-Hertz, micro-lightning, rotational and vibrational levels-Part I Play Video
6 Franck-Hertz, micro-lightning, rotational and vibrational levels-Part II Play Video
7 Boltzmann distribution Play Video
8 Macrostates, microstates and distribution of energies Play Video
9 Entropy and second law of thermodynamics Play Video
10 Entropy and temperature Play Video
11 Wrapping it up: energy, entropy, temperature and its computation Play Video
12 Atom and discovery of the electron Play Video
13 Modern version of Thomson's experiment and Rutherford's nucleus Play Video
14 Bohr's ideas Play Video
15 What are waves? Play Video
16 Building wavepackets-Part I Play Video
17 Building wavepackets and Fourier inetgral-Part II Play Video
18 Phase and group velocity, dispersion and demos on diffraction Play Video
19 Problems with a classical description of the photoelectric effect Play Video
20 Describing the photoelectric effect and X-rays Play Video
21 Compton Effect Play Video
22 The photon has momentum Play Video
23 Double slit experiment with an elctron and wave-particle duality-Part I Play Video
24 Double slit experiment with an elctron and wave-particle duality-Part II Play Video
25 Introducing the wave function and meaning of wave-particle duality Play Video
26 Meaning of superposition, example of delayed choice interference, collapse Play Video
27 Demystifying the uncertainty principle-Part I Play Video
28 Demystifying the uncertainty principle-Part II Play Video
29 Demystifying the uncertainty principle and demonstration on linewidths-Part III Play Video
30 Demystifying the uncertainty principle-Part IV Play Video
31 Confining electrons to Bohrs radii, orbitals and introducing the Schrodinger equation Play Video
32 Potential in a well and fluorescence from quantum dots Play Video
33 Learning some aspects of quantum mechanics using the particle in a well Play Video
34 Time dependence of stationary states and uncertainty principle Play Video
35 Time dependence of superposition states, what does a superposition state signify Play Video
36 Quantum obstacles and sloping potential wells Play Video
37 Quantum mechanical tunneling Play Video
38 Scanning tunneling microscopy, alpha decay and world's smallest movie Play Video
39 Quantum sniffing, phonons, and properties of capacitors Play Video
40 The quantum revolution in electronics and single electron transistors Play Video
41 Interfering photons and electrons Play Video


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