Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 380 - Quantum Mechanics


Credits: 4
A study of the concepts of quantum mechanics with an emphasis on mathematical analysis. The course begins with an introduction to the Schrödinger equation and the formalism of quantum mechanics. Dirac representation, Hilbert space, and Hermitian operators are introduced. Quantum mechanical systems are compared with classical systems and discussed with respect to quantum mechanical uncertainty, time development, and conservation theorems. Various applications of quantum mechanics are considered.

Prerequisite: PHYS 210  or CHEM 242 , and PHYS 272  or equivalent.

Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.