• Introduction to quantum mechanics (QM)
• Application of QM to the physics of atoms and molecules.
• Application of QM to the physics of the solid state, with an emphasis on semiconductor physics.
• Experimental Basis for Quantum Mechanics; Wave Particle Duality and Uncertainty Principle. (ER
Chpt. 1-3, McK Chpt. 4)
• Schrodinger Formulation of Quantum Mechanics; One Dimensional Examples. (ER Chpt. 5, 6)
• Schrodinger Equation: Three Dimensions. (ER Chpt. 7-9)
• Atoms and Molecules. (ER Chpt. 9,12)
• Statistical Mechanics and Applications. (ER Chpt. 11, McK Chpt. 5, 6)
• Quantum Theory of Solids. (ER Chpt. 13, McK Chpt. 8)
• Semiconductors. (ER Chpt. 13, McK Chpt. 9)
M 427K (e.g., integral calculus, differential equations, Fourier series, vectors, vector calculus, gradients), and PHY 303L & 103N (primary laws of motion, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, optics) with a grade of at least C in each.