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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3316 - Basics of Quantum Mechanics


(PBS-AS)      
Fall, spring. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2214  or PHYS 2218 ; PHYS 1116  or PHYS 2216 ; and coregistration in MATH 2940  or MATH 2210  or MATH 2230 .

Fall, K. Nowack; spring, staff.

Topics include breakdown of classical concepts in microphysics; light quanta and matter waves; Schrödinger equation and solutions for square well, harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom; wave packets, scattering and tunneling effects, angular momentum, spin, and magnetic moments. At the level of An Introduction to Quantum Physics by French and Taylor and Introduction to Quantum Physics by Griffiths.



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