Lecture Notes on Modern Physics

This note
explains the following topics: Special relativity, Minkowski space time diagram,
Doppler effect, Relativistic mechanics, Relativity of magnetic and electric
fields, Compton effect, Davisson and Germer electron diffraction, Understanding
of Davisson-Germer experiment, Rutherford scattering, x-ray diffraction, Crystal
structure and reciprocal lattice, Black body problem, Radiation, Heisenberg's
principle of uncertainty, One dimensional barrier problems, Bohr model,
Schrodinger equation, Wave packets, One dimensional bound states, Simple
harmonics, Quantum box, Hydrogen atom, Real hydrogen atom, Stern-Gerlach
experiment, Periodic table and Hund's law, Boltzmann theory of gas,
Bose-Einstein condensation, BEC in alkali atoms, Fermi-Dirac distribution
function, White dwarf and neutron star,Superconductivity, Josephson effect,
Laser physics, Maser physics, Bloch theorem and energy band, Electrical
conductivity in metals, Charge density wave, Ferromagnetism and
antiferromagnetism.

**Author(s):** Prof. Masatsugu Sei Suzuki

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