PH 440 - Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics for Engineers

Overview

Department(s)

Description

Quantum Physics (Basic experiments, wave-particle duality, uncertainty. Wave functions and Schrödinger equation. 1-d problems, bound states, square well, harmonic oscillator, scattering from barriers, tunneling. QM formalism, Dirac notation, operators & eigenvalues, angular momentum. Hydrogen atom. Perturbation theory first order nondegenerate, level splitting. Time-dependent PT, Golden rule, spin. Quantum communication, Bell’s theorem). And an introduction to modern physics (relativity, atomic, nuclear and elementary particle physics, quantum statistics). Considerable mathematics used.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Requirement Designation

Flexible Core - Scientific World

Credits

Minimum Units

4

Maximum Units

4

Academic Progress Units

4

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

5

Requisites

008815

Course Schedule

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