__About the final exam__:

The exam will contain 10 multiple choice questions, and 6 problems requiring calculation, explanation, and/or derivation. You may use a calculator and one 5"X7" card of handwritten equations.

__Topics to review for final exam__:

- Hydrogen-like atom
- energy levels
- wavefunctions
- Many Electron Atoms

- filled shells
- angular momentum addition

- total S values, higher S/lower energy
- total L values, higher L/lower energy
- total J values, lower J/lower energy
- spin-orbit coupling
- notation
- allowed transitions
- angular momentum of photon, conserve ang mom
- parity of photon, conserve parity
- stimulated transition (LASER)
- Exclusion principle
- no two electrons in single atom can occupy same quantum state
- two indistinguishable fermions must be in a two-particle state that is antisymmetric wrt exchange
- Pauli repulsion
- two indistinguishable bosons must be in a two-particle state that is symmetric wrt exchange
- Bose condensation, lasers
- Scattering
- scattering angle
- plane wave, radial wave
- differential cross section
- total cross section

- Scattering: particle-particle
- Born approximation
- general V(r)
- Coulomb
- Scattering: light-particle
- Thomson scattering
- dependence on q and m
- Sun and big bang:
- temp-->plasma, decoupling, transparent universe
- cosmic microwave background radiation, 3000K --> 3K
- resonance --> heightened absorption and scattering
- number of quantum states increases probability of excitation

- Paradox
- Measurement Problem
- why's
- many-world interpretation or relative-state formulation
- decoherence
- unsolved mysteries