Introduction to Atomic Structure Fall 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
545
Instructor: 
Mark Saffman
Level: 
Undergraduate/
Graduate
Course Description: 
Nuclear atom; hydrogen atom; Bohr-Sommerfeld model, wave model, electron spin, description of quantum electron spin, description of quantum electrodynamic effects; external fields; many-electron atoms; central field, Pauli principle, multiplets, periodic table, x-ray spectra, vector coupling, systematics of ground states; nuclear effects in atomic spectra.
Prerequisites: 
A course in quantum mechanics or consent of instructor
Lecture Place and Time: 
TR 1:00-2:15pm, 2104 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Monday, December 18, 2017 12:25pm to 2:25pm
Textbooks: 
Atoms and Molecules Interacting With Light by Van Der Straten Cambridge 2016, ISBN 1107090148
Elementary Atomic Structure 2nd Edition, 2nd edition by Woodgate Oxford 1980, ISBN 0198511566
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