Atomic and Quantum Physics Fall 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
448
Instructor: 
Thad Walker
Level: 
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
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