
Course unit
STRUCTURE OF MATTER
SC04108851, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Core courses 
FIS/03 
Material Physics 
7.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
2nd Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Practice 
1.0 
12 
13.0 
No turn 
Lecture 
6.0 
48 
102.0 
No turn 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
7 Struttura della materia 
01/10/2019 
30/11/2020 
SALASNICH
LUCA
(Presidente)
DELL'ANNA
LUCA
(Membro Effettivo)
ANCILOTTO
FRANCESCO
(Supplente)

6 Struttura della materia 
01/10/2018 
30/11/2019 
SALASNICH
LUCA
(Presidente)
DELL'ANNA
LUCA
(Membro Effettivo)
ANCILOTTO
FRANCESCO
(Supplente)

Prerequisites:

All the exams of mathematics, physics and chemistry. 
Target skills and knowledge:

The course gives basic notions of special relativity and quantum mechanics with applications to atomic physics and quantum optics. 
Examination methods:

Midterm and colloquium. 
Assessment criteria:

Acquired knowledge and skills exhibition. 
Course unit contents:

1. Special relativity: relativistic kinematic and dynamics;
wavelike properties of light and particlelike properties of matter.
2. Particlelike properties of light: blackbody radiation;
fotoelectric effect; Compton effect; pair production.
3. Wavelike properties of matter: De Broglie wavelength; waves of probability; DavidsonGermer experiment; Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
4. Atomic structure: Bohr atom; quantized energy spectrum; electromagnetic transitions; laser light.
5. Quantum mechanics: complex numbers; timedependent and stationary Schrodinger equation.
6. The quantum hydrogen atom: Schrodinger equation for the hydrogen atom; radial and angular quantum numbers numeri; elettronic cloud of probability; selection rules; Stark effect; normal Zeeman effect.
7. Manyelectron atoms: spin and Pauli exclusion principle; periodic table of elements. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

48 hours of theoretical lessons and 12 hours of exercises. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

The text is HallidayResnikWalker. The book of GuicciardiniIntrozzi is suggested for historical and philosophycal insights. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

D. Halliday, R. Resnik, J. Walker, Fondamenti di Fisica  Fisica Moderna (vol. 3). Milano: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2015.

N. Guicciardini, G. Introzzi, Fisica quantistica  Una introduzione. Roma: Carocci, 2007.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Problem based learning
 Working in group
 Story telling
 Problem solving
 Workintegrated learning
 Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
 Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used

