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Physics 32300

32300: Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physicists
Basic experiments, wave-particle duality, uncertainty; Wave functions and Schroedinger equation; 1-d problems: (a) bound states: square well, harmonic oscillator, Kronig-Penny model, (b) scattering from barriers, tunneling; QM formalism: Dirac notation, operators & eigenvalues, angular momentum; Hydrogen atom;Peturbation theory; time independent – first order nondegenerate, level splitting; time dependent – Golden rule; Identical particles, spin & statistics; Quantum communication, Bell's theorem.

Prereq.: Physics 20700 and 20800, Math 39100 and 39200 (required for Physics majors in the Applied Physics Option).

3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.