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PHYS 402 Quantum Mechanics (3)

Catalog Description:

Topics include: Modern Quantum Mechanics, the formalism, time evolution of wave function, identical particles, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, perturbation theory. (Offered spring semester, odd years.)


Prerequisites:


PHYS 251 Modern Physics

Required Course Materials:


Nouredine Zettili, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications, 2nd edition, Wiley, 2009

Course Coordinator:


Abaz Kryemadhi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics

Course Audience:


Required for physics majors.

Course Objectives:
 
  1. You will demonstrate a mastery of the course content at a suitable level for an undergraduate quantum mechanics course, by the end of it.
  2. Develop the capacity to apply abstract ideas to tangible problems. This will enhance your critical thinking skills.
  3. Develop the capacity to think scientifically, and that sometimes means accepting something based on experimental evidence, even when it is counter intuitive as most of the quantum mechanics, and become aware of God's glory in that revelation.


Topics:

 

  1. Modern quantum mechanics
  2. The formalism
  3. Time evolution of wave function
  4. Identical particles
  5. Harmonic oscillator
  6. Hydrogen atom
  7. Perturbation theory

 

Revised: October 2013

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