Introduction to Quantum Physics

PHYSICS 217

An introduction to quantum theory, as formulated in the 1920's and 1930's by Born, Bohr, Schrödinger, Heisenberg, and others. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the failure of classical physics, the Bohr theory of the atom, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the Schrödinger equation, and the atomic and molecular structure. The course will also provide a set of mathematical tools necessary to formulate problems in quantum mechanics, introducing methods of theoretical physics required to solve them as needed. Prerequisites: Phys 191-192 or Phys 193-194 or Phys 197-198. Concepts of calculus, differential equations, and complex numbers will be used in this course.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; BU SCI; AR NSM; AS NSM; AS AN

Section 01

Introduction to Quantum Physics
INSTRUCTOR: Zu
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Instructors

Chong Zu

Chong Zu

Assistant Professor of Physics

zu@wustl.edu