Joseph E Rothberg
Foundations of quantum physics, including Schroedinger equation, tunneling, atoms, spin, and applications. These include semiconductor devices, lasers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), quantum cryptography, atomic microscopes. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in PHYS 224, minimum grade of 2.0 in PHYS 225, minimum grade of 2.0 in PHYS 227 which may be taken concurrently.
Basic Quantum Mechanics and applications. Polarized Photons, Quantum Cryptography, Spin, Precession in magnetic field, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MRI), other Two State Systems, Tunneling
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
lectures, weekly homework, some in-class practice problems, two mid-term exams. Discussion sessions.
Phys. 225 could be helpful; Physics 227 may be helpful
Class assignments and grading
Homework 20%, Two Midterm Exams 50%, Final Exam 30%