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You can bring a copy of this test 2 equation sheet to the Nov. 2 test.
Homework
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  • Wed Sept. 6 - HW1 - Review of Quantum Mechanics
    • Readings: Review the solution to the 1-D harmonic oscillator problem in any Quantum Textbook.
    • Problem: Particle in a 3D box
  • Mon Sept. 11 - HW2 - Review of Statistical Mechanics
    • Readings: Review microstates, macrostates, multiplicity, entropy and partition functions in any Statistical Mechanics textbook
    • Problems: Probability
  • Wed Sept. 13 - HW3 - Review of Statistical Mechanics
    • Readings: partition function and properties of ideal gas/ equipartition theorem from any Statistical Mechanics textbook
    • Problem: be able to calculate density of states in k space of 2D particle in box
    • Problem: be able to calculate partition of function of a 2D ideal gas.
    • Problem: be able to calculate total energy of 2D ideal gas from the partition function; does it agree with the equipartition theorem?
  • Mon. Sept.18 - HW4 - Einstein Model for Specific Heat
    • Readings: Simon Chapter 2,pp.7-9
    • Problems: Simon p. 17, exercise 2.1 (a) and (b)
  • Wed. Sept. 20 HW5 - Molar Heat Capacity: Debye Model
    • Read Simon Chapter 2, pp. 9-16
    • Problems: Simon p. 17, exercise 2.2, 2.3
  • Mon. Sept. 25 HW6 - Electrons in Metals: Drude Theory
    • Read Simon Chapter 3, pp. 19-25
    • Problems: Simon pp. 25-26, exercise 3.1
  • Wed. Sept. 27 HW7 - Electrons in Metals: Sommerfeld Theory
    • Read Simon Chapter 4.1,4.2 pp. 27-32
    • Problems: Simon pp.37-38, problems 4.1(d),4.4(c),4.7(a)
  • Mon. Oct. 2 HW8 - Electrons in Metals: Sommerfeld Theory
    • Read Simon Chapter 4.3,4.4 pp. 32-27
    • Problems: Simon pp.37-38, problems 4.1,4.2,4.3
  • Wed. Oct. 4 HW9 -The Periodic Table, Ionic Bonding
    • Read Simon Chapter 5, chapter 6.1
    • Problems: Simon pp. 46-47 5.1,5.2,5.3; p.62, prob 6.4
  • Oct.9-13 FALL BREAK
  • Mon. Oct. 16 HW10 - Chemical Bonding
    • Read Simon Chapter 6
    • Problems: Simon p.61-63, prob 6.1,6.6(a)
  • Wed. Oct. 18 HW11 - Chemical Bonding
    • Read Simon Chapter 6, Chapter 7
    • Problems: Simon p.61-63, prob 6.2, be able to fill in the details of the derivation of the van der Waals interaction in 1-D given in class.
  • Mon. Oct. 23 HW12 - Crystal Structure
    • Read Simon Chapter 12, pp. 113-121
    • Problems: Simon pp. 125-126, prob 12.1, 12.4.
  • Wed. Oct. 25 HW13 - Crystal Structure
    • Read Simon Chapter 12, pp. 121-126
    • Problems: Simon pp. 125-126, prob 12.2, 12.3,12.5
  • Mon. Oct. 30 HW14 - Reciprocal lattice
    • Read Simon Chapter 13, pp. 127-136
    • Problems: Simon pp. 137-138, prob 13.1,13.2,13.3.,13.4
  • Wed. Nov. 1 HW15 - xray diffraction
    • Read Simon Chapter 14, pp.141-144
    • Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 14.1
  • TEST: Fri. Nov. 3 - Test #2
    • Questions may be similar to HW6, HW7, HW8, HW12, HW13
    • be able to explain energy bands, temperature dependence of hall effect and resistivity figures in materials section
    • Know crystal structure vocabulary from chapter 12; know simple crystal structures.
  • Mon. Nov. 6 HW16 - XRD: systematic absences
    • Read Simon Chapter 14, pp.144-149
    • Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 14.3
  • Wed. Nov. 8 HW17 - xray - structure factor S= SLSB
    • Read Simon Chapter 14, pp.144-157,
    • Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 14.2,14.7,14.8
  • Mon. Nov. 13 HW18 - scherrer effect, line width and neutron scattering
    • Read Simon Chapter 14, pp.144-157,
    • Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 14.4,14.6
  • Wed. Nov. 15 HW19 - 1-D lattice vibrations with monatomic basis
    • Read Simon Chapter 9, pp. 77-86
    • Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 9.2
  • Mon. Nov. 20 HW20 - Normal Modes; Brillouin zones
    • Read Simon Chapter 9, pp. 77-86; chapter 13 pp. 134-135
    • Problems: extra problems
    • Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 9.3,13.6