Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

PHYS 55000


PHYS 34200 and at least one other junior-level course in each of mathematics and physics or equivalent.

Brief historical survey; waves in classical physics; wavepackets; uncertainty principle; operators and wave functions; Schrödinger equation and application to one-dimensional problems; the hydrogen atom; electron spin; multielectron atoms; periodic table; molecules; periodic potentials; and Bloch wave functions.