PHYS 402 Applications of Quantum Mechanics (Q)

Last offered Spring 2011

This course will explore a number of important topics in the application of quantum mechanics to physical systems, including perturbation theory and the semiclassical interaction of atoms and radiation. The course will finish up with an investigation of quantum optics including an experimental project on non-classical interference phenomena. Applications and examples will be taken mostly from atomic physics with some discussion of precision measurements and fundamental symmetries.
Class Format: tutorial, 1 and 1/4 hours per week; lecture, one hour per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly problem sets, tutorial participation, presentations, and a final exam or final project, all of which have a substantial quantitative component
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: Physics 301
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3092
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PHYS402 TUT Applications Quantum Mechanics (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Kevin M. Jones
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