May 17, 2022  
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PHY 3811 - Quantum Physics



Credits: 4

Prerequisite(s): PHY 2711, PHY 2811, MTH 2420

Description: This is a junior-senior level course on quantum mechanics.  The postulates of quantum mechanics are introduced, and solutions to the Schrödinger Equation are developed for discrete and continuous systems in one to three dimensions. Special emphases are given to the harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom. The formalism of operators in quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle are introduced. Matrix mechanics is then developed and applied to phenomena associated with angular momenta and spin, such as spin precession and nuclear magnetic resonance.



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