PHYS 402
Applications of Quantum Mechanics
Last Offered Spring 2021
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

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; hybrid
Limit: 10 per sec
Expected: 16
Class#: 5428
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 Quantative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: This course has weekly problem sets, all of which have a substantial quantitative component.

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