Periodic Systems

In the Periodic Potentials Paradigm, … (more...)

Textbook: Quantum Mechanics: A Paradigms Approach—-a textbook that follows the paradigms approach. The chapters that are relevant to the Periodic Systems course are:

15. Periodic Potentials

Sample Syllabus: PH427 current

Course Contents

Course Project

Unit: Classical waves in periodic systems: the beaded string

Introducing Periodic Systems (50 minutes)

1-D Chain of Identical Atoms

1-D Chain of Diatomic Molecules

Unit: Internal Energy and Heat Capacity in a Periodic System

Heat Capacity

Internal Energy

Unit: Quantum Waves in Periodic Systems: The LCAO Method

The 1-D 2-Well Potential Chain

The 1-D N-Well Potential Chain

Insulators and Conductors

Periodic Potentials SWBQs

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