PHYS 301
Quantum Physics
Fall 2024
Division III
Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
Class Details
This course serves as a onesemester introduction to the formalism, and phenomenology of quantum mechanics, beginning with a discussion of the Schrodinger wave equation, the concept of matter waves, and wavepackets.
With this introduction as background, we will continue our discussion with a variety of onedimensional problems such as the particleinabox and the harmonic oscillator. We then extend this work to systems in two and three dimensions, including a detailed discussion of the structure of the hydrogen atom. Along the way we will develop connections between mathematical formalism and physical predictions of the theory. Finally, we conclude the course with a discussion of angular momentum and spins, with applications to atomic physics, entanglement, and quantum information.
The Class:
Format: lecture/laboratory; lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, three hours per week
Limit: 8 per lab
Expected: 24
Class#: 1614
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Limit: 8 per lab
Expected: 24
Class#: 1614
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation:
weekly problem sets, laboratory reports / writeups, a midterm exam, and final exam, all of which have a substantial quantitative component
Prerequisites:
PHYS 202 and PHYS/MATH 210 or MATH 309
Enrollment Preferences:
physics majors
Distributions:
Division III
Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes:
Phys 301 relies heavily upon mathematics and quantitative reasoning in all elements, including problem sets, examinations, and laboratories.
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PHYS 301  01 (F) LEC Quantum Physics
PHYS 301  01 (F) LEC Quantum PhysicsDivision III Quantitative/Formal ReasoningMWF 9:00 am  9:50 am
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PHYS 301  02 (F) LAB Quantum Physics
PHYS 301  02 (F) LAB Quantum PhysicsDivision III Quantitative/Formal ReasoningM 1:00 pm  4:00 pm
1615OpenNone 
PHYS 301  03 (F) LAB Quantum Physics
PHYS 301  03 (F) LAB Quantum PhysicsDivision III Quantitative/Formal ReasoningW 1:00 pm  4:00 pm
1616OpenNone 
PHYS 301  04 (F) LAB Quantum Physics
PHYS 301  04 (F) LAB Quantum PhysicsDivision III Quantitative/Formal ReasoningR 1:00 pm  4:00 pm
1617OpenNone 
PHYS 301  05 (F) LAB Quantum Physics
PHYS 301  05 (F) LAB Quantum PhysicsDivision III Quantitative/Formal ReasoningT 1:00 pm  4:00 pm
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