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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Physics (PHYS)

PHYS

3167

Principles of Quantum Physics

Principles of Quantum Physics

Fall 2016

3

Course Type

Lecture

Default Grading Method

Letter Grade

No

No

MATH 2184, MATH 2233, MATH 3342 and PHYS 2023; or permission of the instructor

Corequisites

MATH 3343 or equivalent

15

Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?

Yes

PHYS 2167 - Principles of Quantum Physics

No

Fee Type

No

The conceptual framework and mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics. Wave–particle duality, wave functions, and eigenvalues. Schrödinger Equation and one-dimensional potential problems. Angular momentum, central potentials, and the hydrogen atom. Identical particles and spin. Scattering theory. Perturbation theory.

By the end of this course the student should be able to explain how the classical and quantum description of nature differ. The student should understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to grasp and apply necessary mathematical skills to solve the Schrodinger equation for simple one-dimensional problems as well as three dimensional problems.

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