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John J Rehr
PHYS 324
Seattle Campus

Quantum Mechanics

First part of a two-quarter sequence. Introduction to nonrelativistic quantum mechanics: need for quantum theory, Schrodinger equation, operators, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom, identical particles, and the periodic table. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in both PHYS 225 and PHYS 228; either MATH 307 or AMATH 351, MATH 308 or AMATH 353, MATH 309 or AMATH 353, MATH 324, MATH 326, or AMATH 401. Offered: AS.

Class description

Non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Physics 324 will roughly cover Part I (Theory) Chap 1-5: Introduction to nonrelativistic quantum mechanics: need for quantum theory, Schrodinger equation, operators, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom, identical particles, and the periodic table. This course stresses both conceptual and analytical understanding of the subject, as well as practical examples.

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Last Update by John J Rehr
Date: 09/23/2013