Quantum Effects

Compute exponential decay:

decay lifetime=6.7s, 3days

Compute the energy of a photon given its wavelength:

photon energy 435nm

Compute a thermal de Broglie wavelength:

thermal wavelength of helium at 400K

Compute a Compton wavelength:

Compton wavelength proton

Determine the wavelength shift for Compton scattering:

Compton scattering at 30 degrees

Use the Rydberg formula to compute spectral lines:

Rydberg formula ni=2, nf=5

Look up atomic spectra:

atomic spectrum of nitrogen

Balmer series spectrum

Look up work functions:

work function Nb

work function Be

Quantum Systems

List quantum physical systems:

quantum physical systems

Find equations associated with a quantum system:

quantum harmonic oscillator

Poeschl-Teller potential

quantum particle in a time‐independent 1d potential

quantum particle in an external electromagnetic field

Find the propagator for a system:

propagator for a driven harmonic oscillator

Get information about quantum phenomena:

Heisenberg uncertainty principle Δx=1nm

Schroedinger's cat

Learn about a paradox in quantum mechanics:

EPR paradox

Many-Body Theory

Find fermion and boson distributions:

Fermi-Dirac distribution

Bose-Einstein distribution

Bose-Einstein condensation temperature Rb