PHYS 3317

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Covers a number of applications of quantum mechanics to topics in modern physics. Uses the tools developed in PHYS 3316, and does not introduce new formalism. Topics include: the physics of single and multi-electron atoms, introduction to quantum statistics, band theory of solids, superconductivity, nuclear structure, elementary particle physics, and quantum computing.  Computational tools will be used to gain insights into the behavior of quantum systems. Previous familiarity with programing is a plus, though the course is self-contained. Students will develop their order-of-magnitude reasoning, and their modeling skills.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 3316. Should be taken before PHYS 4443.  Prior exposure to programming (Matlab, Mathematica, and/or Python) would be beneficial.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6359PHYS 3317  LEC 001

  •  6360PHYS 3317  DIS 201

  •  6361PHYS 3317  DIS 202