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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHYS 40 Quantum Physics of Matter

An introduction to the quantum physics of matter on different scales, from a phenomenological perspective. Schrödinger equation in three spatial dimensions, angular momentum and hydrogenic wavefunctions. Spin and the Pauli exclusion principle, application to multi-electron atoms, the periodic table. Molecular bonds and spectra. Basic properties of solids, survey of nuclear models and reactions. An introduction to the standard model of elementary particle physics.


Blencowe (fall), Onofrio (spring)


PHYS 15 or PHYS 19; and PHYS 14 or PHYS 16, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


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