Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Atomic Physics

Code

11515

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Física

Credits

6.0

Teacher in charge

José Paulo Moreira dos Santos

Weekly hours

5

Total hours

84

Teaching language

Português

Objectives

The aim of theoretical and theoretical-practical classes is to understand the concepts and physical processes, emphasizing rigor in language and the application of knowledge to the equation and methodical resolution of real problems.

The purpose of laboratory classes is to learn experimental methods related to atomic physics, systematize the collection and treatment of experimental results and the preparation of scientific reports.

Prerequisites

Previous approval in the following courses: Electromagnetism and Quantum Mechanics.

Bibliography

  • J. P. Santos, Apontamentos de Física Atómica.
  • S. Gasiorowicz, Quantum Physics, 2nd Ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996.
  • B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain, Physics of Atoms and Molecules, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 2003.
  • M. Weissbluth, Atoms and Molecules, Academic Press, New York (1978).
  • H. Haken e H. C. Wolf, The physics of atoms and quanta: introduction to experiments and theory, Springer Verlag, Berlin (2000).
  • J. P. Santos e M. F. Laranjeira, Métodos Matemáticos para Físicos e Engenheiros, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Lisboa, 2004.

Teaching method

The course is organized in lectures where the theory is presented, problem-solving sessions where problems are discussed with the instructor, and laboratory sessions.

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