# Atomic and Quantum Physics Fall 2017 Reference Page

Course Number:

448

Instructor:

Thad Walker

Student Type:

Undergraduate

Course Description:

First semester of a two-semester senior course. Review of atomic and other quantum phenomena and special relativity; introduction to quantum mechanics treating the more advanced topics of atomic physics and applications to molecular, solid state, nuclear, and elementary particle physics and quantum statistics. Experiments underlying this course are covered in Physics 407.

Prerequisites:

Physics 205, 241, or 244, and Physics 311 and 322. Not open to those who have had Physics 531

Lecture Place and Time:

MWF 8:50-9:40am, 2241 Chamberlin Hall

Final Exam Date and Time:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:05pm to 7:05pm

Textbooks:

A Modern Approach To Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition by Townsend University Science Books 2012, ISBN 1891389785

Quantum Mechanics: the Theoretical Minimum by Susskind Basic Books 2014, ISBN 0465036678

Mathematica

Mathematics For Quantum Mechanics by Jackson Dover 2006, ISBN 0486453081