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Joseph E Rothberg
PHYS 315
Seattle Campus

Applications of Modern Physics

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Phys. 225 could be helpful; Physics 227 may be helpful

Class assignments and grading

Homework 20%, Two Midterm Exams 50%, Final Exam 30%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Joseph E Rothberg
Date: 10/30/2007