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Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3317 - Applications of Quantum Mechanics

Fall. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3316 . Prior exposure to programming (Matlab, Mathematica, and/or Python) would be beneficial.


Covers a number of applications of quantum mechanics to topics in modern physics. Uses the tools developed in PHYS 3316 , and does not introduce new formalism. Topics include: the physics of single and multi-electron atoms, introduction to quantum statistics, band theory of solids, superconductivity, nuclear structure, elementary particle physics, and quantum computing.  Computational tools will be used to gain insights into the behavior of quantum systems. Previous familiarity with programing is a plus, though the course is self-contained. Students will develop their order-of-magnitude reasoning, and their modeling skills.

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