Courses: Introductory Quantum Mechanics (PHYSH214B01)

Spring 2013

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 212, a related laboratory half-course is required for majors, and may be taken concurrently.

Prerequisites: Phys 213a or consent.

Fulfills: NA QU II

Department

Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Stephen Boughn (Profile)

Meeting Times

MWF 11:30-12:30