NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ATOMIC  AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS
COURSE CODE: SFG 3033
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: PROF.DR.KARSONO BIN AHMAD DASUKI
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This subject is the extension of knowledge that the students acquired when they studied Quantum Mechanics. This course is meant to elaborate and expose students to quantum theory. Emphasis is given to understand the principle structure of atoms and molecules, it interactions with fields. The discussion includes electronic transitions, atomic spectra, excitation state, hydrogen, and atom with multiple electrons.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2 / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

26

P

 

0

O

 

66

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To expand students exposure on Quantum Mechanics based on the level of knowledge that the students acquired in year three, in particular focussed on the use of Schrödinger equations and other Methods in solving Atomic and Molecular problems.

2.     To provide students the technique of understanding and solving problems relating to Atomic and Molecular.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Explain the essential concepts, principles and theories of  Atoms and Molecules ( C2  – LO1 ).

2.     Observe, predict, conduct and discuss results of scientific review in Areas of Atomic and Molecular Physics.. ( P1 – LO2 ).

3.     Demonstrate ethical standards of values, ethics and professionalism related to Applied Physics in life. (LO6- A3) .

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: This course will begin with the introduction of the principles of atomic structure and interactions between atoms and field. It includes electronic shift, atomic spectra, excited state, hydrogen and many electron atoms. At the end of teaching, this course will explain the bonding between atoms to molecules, the molecular degrees of freedom (electronic, vibration and rotation), consider the basic theory and molecular spectroscopy.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures and oral presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·    Quiz/Tutorial

·    One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration

·    Mid-Term Test

·    Class Dialogue

10%

20%

20%

10%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % ·         Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Robert Eisberg and Robert Resnick (1985).Quantum Physics of Atoms,Molecules,Solids,Nuclei and Particles. John Wiley and Sons
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     B.H.Bransden and C.J.Joachain((2002).Physics of Atoms and Molecules. Prentice Hall.

2.     Demtroder, W. 2005. An Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Physics. Springer.

3.     Arimondo, E., Berman, P. R. and Lin, C. C. 2007. Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Volume 55. Academic Press.

4.     Sinha, C. and Bhattacharyya, S. 2006. Current Topics in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. World Scientific Publishing Company.

5.     Sakir Erkoc and Turgay Uzer (1996).Atomic and Molecular Physics.  World    scientific