Week 
Subject 
Recomended Reading 
12 
General motivation, The photoelectric effect, Waves, Photons  energy and momentum. Doubleslit experiment – a qualitative description. De Broglie Principle. The Drude model classically explaining conduction, The failure of the classical model. Fourier Transform   
34 
Probability function, Schrödinger equation, Normalization, a wave packet describing a free particle (discrete or continuous Fourier transform representation), Uncertainty principle for a wave packet, Time independent Schrödinger equation

 
56 
An infinite potential well  in one, two and three dimensions, a square well, Definition of degeneracy, Density of states, Tunneling


78 
The basic concepts of quantum mechanics: a definition of a state, physical variables as operators, the principal of spectral decomposition, an expectation value, standard deviation, commutation relations, probability current


9 
Onedimensional harmonic oscillator, a raising or lowering operator (" ladder" operators)

 
10 
A lattice, the reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zone

 
1112 
A Particle in a periodic potential, Bloch's theorem, the KronigPenny model, energy bands, energy gap, conduction as explined by quantum theory, effective mass

 