day 7: odds & ends, student
presentations; Einstein's objections to QM, the Bell inequality 

9
am  9:30 am 
Quantum
Dots (Tong Tong) 

9:30
am  10:30 am 
odds
& ends Einstein's objections to QM Bell's inequality 

10:30
am  11:15 am 
Teleportation
(Jonathan & Jason) 
SternGerlach (electron spin) applet 

final
evaluaiton 

noon
 3 pm 
Miniterm Sharing 
day 6: other potential energy situations,
tunneling, Einstein's objections to
QM, student presentations 

homework
for today 
The
4th R 

9
 10 am 
finishing
up the particle in the infinite box: the uncertainty principle: evaluating <x^{2}>, <p^{2}>, <x>, Dx, Dp connection to macroscopic physics: evaluating y^{2} and E_{n} as n > _{} 

10
am  11 am 
quantum
states of other potential energy functions: what's different from the particleintheinfinitebox solution? energy level diagram, wavefunction shape, ... 
Quantum
Bound States applet 

11
am  noon 
is
quantum theory consistent? complete? Einstein's objections & Bohr's responses 

1
pm  2 pm 
Quantum
Computing (William & Jinge) 

2
pm  3 pm 
BoseEinstein
Condensate (Alex & Akhil) 

3 pm  4 pm 
tunneling, barrier and well penetration: alpha decay & fusion 
Fourier:
Making Waves applet Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets applet 
day 5: we solve the Schroedinger equation 

homework
for today 
start
with the Rutherford scattering formula, replace the electric variables by gravitational variables, and evaluate numerically the angle of scattering (in seconds of arc, ") for a light ray just grazing the surface of the sun 

homework
for today 
learn
about polarization of light (from your physics book, or one you borrow from someone on your hall) 

homework
for today 
particlewave
complementarity MP 3.6 (page 94) the correspondence principle MP 4.4 (page 139) what's waving in an electron MP 5.6 (page 177) waveparticle duality MP 5.7 (page 179) 

9
am  10 am 
"deriving"
the Schroedinger equation; momentum and energy "operators" 

10
am  noon 
solving
the Schroedinger equation: the particle in the inifnite box quantization, average values, most probable values, uncertainties, the transition to classical physics 

1 pm  2 pm 
lab
experiment: investigating polarization 

2
pm  3pm 
the
Schroedinger equation: other solutions for other force situations 

3
pm  4 pm 
work
on presentations 
day 4: particles behaving like waves the Heisenburg Uncertainty Principle origins of the Schroedinger equation 

homework
for today 
the
Feynman article: Quantum Behavior know the 7(?) different experiments & what each one teaches us 

homework
for today 
The
Pilot Waves of deBroglie MP 5.2 The DavissonGermer Experiment MP3 up through p. 158 

9 am  10 am 
particle
or wave behavior: what decides? how can electrons show interference? they don't have + and  parts!! or do they? more thought experiments with electrons 

10
am  11 am 
how
to localize (particleize ?) a wave: the Heisenburg Uncertainty Principle 

11
am  noon 
origins
of the Schroedinger equation 

1
pm  2 pm 
electron
diffraction experiment : we measure the separation of the crystal planes in a graphite crystal (bonus! we see electron "interference") 
electron
diffraction (DavissonGermer experiment) applet 

how
to reconcile waveparticle duality: complementarity 

2:30
 4 pm ?? 
time
to work on presentation 
day 3 (monday): evidence for quanitzationI will give you a couple of hours of "class time" to work on your presentation,so bring relevant stuff (books and articles) 

homework
for today 
the
blue handout : Rutherford scattering: the discovery of the nucleus won Rutherford a Nobel Prize in Chemistry! follow closely section 4.2 of the blue handout (essentially pages 122 up through equation 4.6 on page 126) 

homework
for today 
MP
section 4.3 (it's a long section): follow closely the derivation of Bohr's model & its (correct!) prediction of the hydrogen spectrum 

bring
computers to class for applet work and spectrum collection install logger pro version 3.61 from Moodle 

10 am  11 am 
the
Rutherford scattering experiment: how the nucleus was found 
Rutherford
scattering applet 

11 am  noon 
Bohr's model & its (correct!) prediction of the hydrogen spectrum 
hydrogen spectrum applet 

1 pm  2 pm 
in
the spectra lab, you can measure/determine: the temperature of the sun; the temperature of light bulbs; the composition of fluorescent lights; an energy level diagram for helium; dark lines in the sspectrum of the sun 

2
hours for working on presentations 
Willilam
& Jinge: Quantum Computation Jason & Jonathan: Quantum Teleportation Alex & Akhil: BoseEinstein Condensate TongTong: Quantum Dots 
day 2: the
behavior of particles 

homework for today 
the ultraviolet catastrophe, the blackbody law, & Planck's "act of desperation" 
the
blackbodylaw predictions before Planck: pp. 7778 the blackbodylaw predictions after planck: pp. 7980 + textbook website what did Planck change to get the theory to match experimental data? 
play
with the blackbody spectrum applet can you deduce Wien's law and the law of Stefan/Boltzmann? 

homework for today 
picking a topic for your 45minute presentation: 
quantum computing quantum teleportation quantum cryptography the BoseEinstein condensate ???? 

9
am  9:45 am 
Planck
and the blackbody law 
tying
up loose ends: a) what Planck added to classical physics b) measuring the temperature of the sun c) measuring the temperature of a light bulb 
blackbody spectrum applet 

9:45  10:15 am 
what does it mean to be a particle? 
properties
of "particleness" a crash course in special relativity (from chapters MP chapters 1 and 2) 

10:15 am  
light is a particle: the evidence starts piling up 
general relativity: light is affected by gravity MP3.7 
Rutherford scattering 

light is a particle: the evidence continues to pile up 
the evidence of xrays: Bragg scattering Compton effect MP 3.5 

 noon 
light is a particle: the evidence continues to pile up 
making predictions for the photoelectric experiment: wave vs. particle MP3.4 
photoelectric effect applet 

1 pm  2 pm  we
do the photoelectric experiment 

2
pm  4 pm 
photoelectric effect applet 
day 1: the
behavior of light 

before
9 am 
read 100 Years of Quantum Mysteries 

9  9:15 am 
decisions, decisions, decisions.... 

9:15 am  10:15 am 
the behavior of light: is it a wave or a particle? 
readings
from your Physics book in 1900, physicists knew a lot about light.... each of you will pick the 8 most important "behaviors" or "interactions with matter" that light displays.... be able to describe each in words or with pictures.... was each of these phenomena able to be successfully described by the wave model of light? by the particle model of light? 

10:15 am  11:30 am 
demos of light behavior 
reflection, refraction, & dispersion doppler effect, inversesquare law; emission & absorption (light has energy) diffraction (sound vs. light; FM vs AM radio signals) interference (the twoslit experiment) with red and green laser light 

11:30 am  noon 
measurement of the wavelength of light 
measuring
the wavelength of light.... we repeat Thomas Young's experiment with equipment definitely not available to TY 
interference: the doubleslit experiment applet 

1 pm  1:45 pm 
measurement of the wavelength of light, continued 
blackbody spectrum applet 

2 pm  3pm 
the wave model of light what does it mean to behave like a wave? what's waving in a light wave? 
demonstrations of diffraction: 1) a slit made with your fingers 2) a diffraction grating on the overhead a mathematical model of a traveling wave: E = E_{max} sin (kx  wt) 
radio waves and electromagnetic fields applet 

2:45 pm  3:45 pm 
the quantum era begins: 1900 
Maxwell's wave equation and the unification of electricity and magnetism MP 3.1 the ultraviolet catastrophe, the blackbody law, & Planck's "act of desperation" MP 3.2  3.3 

3:45 pm  4 pm 
summing up 
evaluation of the first day 
cones and color vision applet 

homework for Friday 
the blackbodylaw predictions before Planck: pp. 7879 the blackbodylaw predictions after planck: pp. 8081 website: what did Planck change to get the theory to match experimental data 
play with the blackbody spectrum applet can you deduce Wien's law and the law of Stefan/Boltzmann 

homework for ??? 
picking
a topic for your presentation: quantum computing quantum teleportation quantum cryptography the BoseEinstein condensate ???? 