ECE 4060

ECE 4060

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

An introduction to quantum mechanics at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates and MS/PhD students. This course will focus on both fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics, and its applications in modern materials science and engineering. The emphasis will be on understanding and interpreting the behavior of materials on the quantum level. Topics to be covered include: the failures of classical physics; the Schrödinger equation (time-dependent and time-independent); barriers and tunneling; heat capacity and thermal transport; electronic band structure (Bloch's theorem, Dirac comb); formal aspects related to operators, commutators, compatible observables; and angular momentum (spin). Lectures will be supplemented by visits to campus labs, where students will learn how these principles are applied in common materials synthesis and characterization techniques.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 2214, MATH 2930, and ECE 3150.

Comments Co-meets with MSE 5715.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MSE 5715

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12272ECE 4060  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Benedek, N