Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Science Department of Applied Physics Second Semester 20072008
Course Information  Course Title  Atomic Physics  Course Number  Phys. 440  Prerequisites  Phys. 351  Course Website    Instructor  Hasan AlKhateeb  ^  PH3 Level 1  Office Phone  23431  Office Hours  Sun, Tues, Thurs: 1112 or by appointment  Email  hkhateeb@just.edu.jo  ^    Course Description  This course is a graduate course in atomic physics. It concerns to apply approximation methods (such as time dependent, timeindependent perturbation theory) to many pertubed problems in quantum mechanics as well as in atomic physics. Examples of these problems: interaction of oneelectron atoms in electric and magnetic fields, interaction of oneelectron atoms with electromagnetic radiation. Studying the transition rate and the selection rules as well as the spectrum for oneelectron atoms. 
Text Book  Title  ^  Author(s)  B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain  Publisher  Longman Scientific & Technical  Year  1983  Edition    Book Website    References  Atomic Physics by G. P. Harnwell and W. E. Stephens. Atoms and Molecules by M. Weissbluth. Quantum Mechanics by E. Merzbacher. Quantum Mechanics by A. S. Davydov. Quantum Mechanics by S. Gasiorowicz. 
^  Assessment Type  Expected Due Date  Weight  First Exam  18/3/2008  25%  ^  29/4/2008  25%  Final Exam  Final week Exam  40%  Assignments  Homework & Quizzes  10% 
^  Weights  Applying perturbation theory to many perturbed problems in quantum mechanics as well as atomic physics.  70%  Using perturbation theory to study twoelectron atoms  10%  Studying manyelectrons atoms  10%  Studying the atomic collisions  10% 
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 Week  Topics  ^ 

 1  Review of Quantum Mechanics: The Schrodinger Equation. The Simple Harmonic Oscillator. Angular Momentum. The Hydrogen Atom.
 2.2, 2.5, 3.13.3


 2+3+4  Approximation Methods: TimeIndependent RayleighSchrodinger Perturbation Theory. TimeDependent RayleighSchrodinger Perturbation Theory.
 2.8, also see Ch. 8 & 9 in quantum Mechanic by Bransden and Joachain


 5+6+7 
Interaction with Electromagnetic Radiation The Electromagnetic Fields. Transition Rates. The Dipole Approximation. The Einstein Coefficients. Selection Rules. Line Intensities.
 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5, 4.6


 8+9+10  ^ The Strak Effect. The Zeeman Effect. Fine Structure of Hydrogen Atoms. The Lamb Shift
 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4


 11+12  TwoElectron Atoms The Schrodinger Equation of TwoElectron Atoms. Spin Wave Function and Pauli Exclusion Principle. The Ground State of TwoElectron Atoms. The Excited State of TwoElectron Atoms.
 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6


 13+14  ManyElectron Atoms The General Field Approximation. The Periodic System of the Elements. Correction to the central field approximation and LS coupling and jj coupling.
 7.1, 7.2, 7.5 

 15+16  ^ Type of collisions, channels, thresholds and crosssections. Potential scattering, general features. The method of partial waves. The Born approximation.
 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4 
 Additional Notes  Assignments  Homeworks  Exams  The final exam is a comprehensive exam.  Cheating  Cheating is prohibited According to the regulations of the university, there is a punishment to any student tries to cheat in the exam.  Attendance  Any student misses more than 10% of the lectures without accepted excuse will fail the course.  Workload 
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