PHYS 50 Introductory Quantum Mechanics
An introduction to the basic concepts and formalism of quantum mechanics. Time-dependent and time-independent Schrödinger equation for a variety of systems in one and three spatial dimensions, bound and unbound states, quantum tunneling. Basics of Dirac notation and matrix formalism. Orbital and spin angular momentum, addition rules. Approximation methods: WKB and variational approach, time-independent perturbation theory.
and MATH 22
or MATH 23
, or permission of the instructor.
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered16F, 17F: 10A