PHYS 402
Applications of Quantum Mechanics Spring 2023
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
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This course will explore a number of important topics in the application of quantum mechanics to physical systems, including perturbation theory, the variational principle and the semiclassical interaction of atoms and radiation. The course will finish up with three weeks on 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 solid state systems.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10 per sec
Expected: 16
Class#: 3515
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly problem sets, tutorial participation, presentations, and a final exam, all of which have a substantial quantitative component
Prerequisites: PHYS 301
Enrollment Preferences: Physics and Astrophysics Majors
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: This course has weekly problem sets, all of which have a substantial quantitative component.

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