PH450/550-4A (2011, Fall) Course Information
Through this course students will learn principles of quantum; including concepts of quantum state, quantum observable, uncertainty principle, quantum probability, Shrödinger equation, and spin. Then, we apply them to various problems such as quantum well, quantum barrier, harmonic oscillators, quantum tunneling, and particles in fields.
Students successfully completing this course will develop sufficient theoretical knowledge to investigate simple quantum phenomena.
- Concepts and mathematical description of quantum observables
- Quantum states, wave functions, and their interpretation
- Uncertainty principle
- Schödinger equation and quantum dyanmics
- Heisenberg equation and quantum dynamics
- One-dimensional bound states
- One-dimensional scattering problems
- Quantum tunneling
- Simple harmonic oscillators
- Particles in gravitational/electromagnetic fields
- Orbital angular momentum
|Day and Time:
||Tue. & Thu. 3:30PM-4:45PM
||PH 394 (Del Square)
||Dr. Ryoichi Kawai
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|| Quantum Mechanics
G. Auletta, M. Fortunato, and G. Parisi
Cambridge University Press (2009)
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Several homework problems will be given every week. Homework must be
turned in electronically by email. Allowed formats are LaTeX
source, LaTeX dvi, Acorbat PDF, Maple Worksheet, Maple Document,
Mathematica Document. (Hand written documents must be scanned in
high resolution (300 DPI) with sufficient contrast and saved in PDF.)
Two midterm exams and a final comprehensive exam will be given.
Students must take all three exams. Make-up exam is allowed only when
reasonable excuse is presented. You can take only one make-up exam.
Exams and assignments carry the following maximum possile points.
Midterm exams (20 pts. each), Final exam (40 pts.), Homework and other
assignments (20 pts.). The total maximum possible points is 100. Letter
grades are determined by the rule given in the table.
* Only for PH450 students.
||85 or above
||75 or above
||60 or above
||50 or above