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PHYS 401: Quantum Mechanics

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

Introduction to topics in quantum physics, including observables and measurement, position and momentum representations, wave mechanics, the time-dependent Schrödinger equation, Hilbert space vectors and operators, the Hamiltonian, potential wells and the harmonic operator, introduction to Dirac notation, scattering theory, the Hydrogen atom, angular momentum, and spin. (Course offered Spring semester of even numbered years.)

Prerequisites: Modern Physics Mathematical Methods of Physics,