Courses: Introductory Quantum Mechanics (PHYSH214B01)

Spring 2008

Introduction to the principles governing systems at the atomic scale. Topics include the experimental basis of quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality, Schrodinger's equation and solutions in one dimension, time dependence of quantum states, angular momentum, and one-electron atoms. Recent developments, such as paradoxes calling attention to the remarkable behavior of quantum systems, or quantum computing, will be discussed. Multi-electron atoms and nuclei will be considered if time allows. Physics 212i, a related laboratory half-course, is normally taken concurrently and is required for majors.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Physics 213a or consent of the instructor.

Fulfills: NA QU II


Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Walter Smith (Profile)


Haverford, Kosh E309

Meeting Times

MWF 11:30-12:30