- Understand how to find the equilibrium spacing, given a potential U(r). Remember how to find the maximum force?
- Understand how a set of spectral lines splits in a magnetic field (HW8 #2).
- Choose your problems carefully! Some are traps, to be safely sprung only by the most mathematically adept ... (that is, some problems are very tedious unless you are a math savant).
- You did quite a bit of work with hydrogen wave functions. Remember it.
- HW5 #7: all physicists love the harmonic oscillator to a fault. You will see it in every PH course, this one included.

## Tuesday, April 13, 2010

### PH253: Last-minute cramming

Anyone who told you last-minute studying is not helpful never tried it. (A good night's sleep is still good, when you can get it.)

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are there any examples you would recommend for the equilibrium spacing one?

ReplyDeleteHW9, #3-5

ReplyDeleteI fell for the trap. #6 was EVIL!

ReplyDeleteYou were not alone Tim.

ReplyDeleteYou were not alone either jc

ReplyDeleteIndeed. Numbers 2 and 6 were traps, mathematical quagmires you were forced into if you couldn't remember the Zeeman effect or how to calculate spectral lines ...

ReplyDeleteOn the other hand, I also stepped lightly through the quagmires, and the partial credit was generous.