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Cornell University    
  Jan 19, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PHYS 3316 - Basics of Quantum Mechanics

Fall, spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

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

Fall, A. LeClair; spring, T. Arias.

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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