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Chair:
Brice Smith
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Phone: 607-753-2821
Fax: 607-753-4973

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PHY 575 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

The study of the physical laws underlying microscopic systems. Topics include the wavelike properties of matter, the motion of wave packets, Schrödinger’s equation, the solution of Schrödinger’s equation in one and three dimensions, operators, expectation values, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the quantum harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom and approximation methods. Prerequisite: MAT 430 and PHY 420. (3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code S = offered in spring; C = offered at least once every two years
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.