1. The Special Theory of RelativityGalilean transformations
Invariance of equations
Einstein's postulates
The Michelson-Morley Experiment
Lorentz Coordinate transformations
Length contraction and time dilation
Velocity transformations
Mass, energy, and momentum
2. Photons
Review of electromagnetic waves
The photoelectric effect
The Compton effect
Blackbody radiation
Pair production, annihilation and absorption of photons
3. The Wavelike Properties of Particles
De Broglie's hypothesis
Particle waves
Uncertainty relations in classical waves
Probability interpretation of De Broglie waves
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Wavepackets
4. Models of the Atom
The Thompson Model
The Rutherford Model
The Bohr Model
The Hydrogen Spectrum
Bohr's theory and the emission of radiation
Energy levels in atoms
5. Electrons
Orbital angular momentum
Magnetic dipole moments
Magnetic Dipole moments in external magnetic fields
The Zeeman effect
Quantization of orbital angular momentum
Electron spin
Spin-Orbit coupling
Fine structure of the atom
6. The Schrodinger Equation
What is the Schrodinger equation
Wave functions and the particle in a box
7. The Pauli Exclusion Principle
Atoms with multiple electrons
The Pauli Exclusion principle
Multiple particles in a box
Bosons versus Fermions
8 The Periodic Table of the Elements
9. Applying the Schrodinger Equation to the Atom
10. Molecules
11. The Nucleus
12. Radioactive Decay
13. Nuclear Reactions
14. Nuclear Power
15. Nuclear Fusion
16. Particle Physics
17. Kinetic Theory of Gases
18. Quantum Statistical Mechanics
19. Solid State Physics
20. Basic Optics
Probabilities and normalization
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator