Physics 32300G Quantum Mechanics for Electrical Engineers Spring 2018
Instructor: Carlos A. Meriles
CDI 12378, email@example.com
Office hours: Thursdays 3 to 5 pm
Course Schedule M, W 5 to 6:15 pm in MS408
Prerequisites: Phys 207-8, Math 391-2
Grades based on: Class participation – 20%
2 midterms – 15% each
2 quizzes – 5% each
Final exam – 40%
Midterm One: Mar 5, Mar 7
Midterm Two: Apr 9, Apr 11
Final Presentation: May 14, May 16
1. Historical perspective and some key observations:
The Bohr Model, wave-particle duality.
2. Introduction to atomic physics:
The Schroedinger equation and atomic orbitals.
3. Fundamentals of solid state physics:
Particles in periodic potentials, metals and semiconductors.
4. Spin physics
Quantum spintronics, magnetic resonance
5. Quantum optics
Introduction to laser physics
6. Quantum information processing
Entanglement, Bell inequality, basic quantum algorithms
Quantum Physics: A Beginner’s Guide – more elementary
Feynman Lectures, Vol. III, by Richard Feynman (also available online).
Quantum Mechanics by Robert Scherrer (Pearson/ Addison Wesley, 2006