55100: Quantum Physics IIntroductory material: 2-slit experiment, matter waves and addition of amplitudes – superposition principle; Uncertainty principle, properties of matter waves: Boundary conditions and energy level quantization and Schrödinger interpretation – wave equation, application to one dimensional problems, barrier penetration, Bloch states in solids and how bands form in solids; The universality of the Harmonic potential – Simple Harmonic oscillator and applications; One electron atoms, spin, transition rates; Identical particles and quantum statistics; Beyond the Schrödinger equation: Variational methods and WKB. Prereq.: Math 39100 and Math 39200.
Pre- or coreq.: Physics 35100, Physics 35400 (required for Physics majors).
4 hr./wk.; 4 cr.