PHYS 860:  Atomic and Molecular Dynamics
Spring 2007
TU 11:30, CW 143

Questions?
Email me at esry@phys.ksu.edu, or
Stop by my office, CW 329.

Guidelines for homework:

I encourage you to discuss the homework assignments with your classmates, but write your homework solutions on your own!

As a scientist in training, you need to learn to communicate scientific information in an effective, efficient manner.  You should consider homework assignments as practice in this art.  It is your responsibility to present your homework solutions in a readable, logical manner — not mine to decipher and interpret them.

In an incorrect solution, I will reward statements in homework and on exams that show you know it is incorrect and why.  I will also reward any effort above and beyond what is explicitly asked for in a problem.

Notes:
K.E0p005.txt
 K-matrix for HW #2 as a function of total collision energy for coupling strength 0.005

K.E0p001.txt
 K-matrix for HW #2 as a function of total collision energy for coupling strength 0.001

Computer codes:
Scattering.f
 Simple fortran code for solving single-channel scattering problems with a partial wave decomposition; Calculates phase shifts and cross sections; Uses the method discussed in class; Iincludes Bessel function subroutines that might be useful in your own codes.

FiniteDiffs.f
 Simple fortran code for finding bound states of a one-dimensional potential; Uses finite differencing on a uniform grid for the kinetic energy; Assumes wave function at each boundary is zero.

FiniteDiffs.inp
 Input file for FiniteDiffs.f that is hopefully self-explanatory. Use it under Unix/linux as:         > FiniteDiffs.x < FiniteDiffs.inp assuming FiniteDiffs.x is the executable.

MultichannelDiffs.f
 Fortran code for solving multichannel Schrodinger equation; Calculates NumOpenChannels (specified in the input file) linearly independent solutions; To turn this into a scattering code, you would have to add the matching step to extract the S- or K-matrix; To change the coupling strength, edit V(1,2) and V(2,1) in the subroutine CalcHamiltonian Use it under Unix/linux as:         > MultichannelDiffs.x < MultichannelDiffs.inp assuming MultichannelDiffs.x is the executable.

MultichannelDiffs.inp
 Input file for MultichannelDiffs.f; Explanation included in the file.

Exams:
Due April 5: Mid-term
Problem 1: Cross section, K-matrix, S-matrix

Homework assignments:
Due Jan. 25:  HW 1
Due Feb. 15:  HW 2