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PCS 401

Quantum Mechanics I

Review of Bohr's model, matter waves and complex variables. Schrödinger Equation. Wave functions. Stationary states. Quantization of energy. Eigenfunctions and Eigenvalues. Probability interpretation, expectation values. Infinite and finite square wells; barriers, tunnelling. Harmonic oscillator. Heisenberg uncertainty relations. Measurements in Quantum Mechanics. Hermitian operators. Hilbert Space. Superposition of eigenstates. Schrödinger equation in three dimensions. Central potentials. The hydrogen atom.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

(PCS 300) and (MTH 312 or MTH 330 or MTH 425)

Antirequisites

PCS 400

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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