Jun 23, 2021  
College Catalog 2014-2015 
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EGR 361 - Applied Quantum Mechanics/Advanced Topics in Applied Physics (PHY 361)

4.00 credits.
Course offers an introduction to applied quantum mechanics, including a review of the origins of quantum mechanics, basic concepts and postulates, Schrodinger equation, simple one-dimensional potentials, potential wells, tunneling, Bloch theorem, harmonic oscillators, the hydrogen atom model, crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zone, band theory, effective mass, quantum statistics, Fermi level, thermal properties of crystals and phonons, basic charge transport, interaction with radiation, perturbation theory, and laser physics. The course is integrated by a weekly one-hour seminar, during which students will present a summary of their overview/research efforts on advanced topics. *Prerequisite(s): PHY 202 . Offered as needed.