Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ((PHYS 2220 OR PHYS 3220 OR AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism score of 4 or better) AND MATH 2250) AND Full Major status in (Electrical Engineering OR Computer Engineering).
Requirement Designation:
Quantitative Intensive BS
Course Attribute:
Quantitative Reasoning BS
Description
Recommended Prerequisites: PHYS 2220 and MATH 2250. Introduction to Special Relativity: time dilation, length contraction, Lorentz transforms. The quantization of light: Planck black body radiation, the photoelectric effect and x-rays, Bragg diffraction. Basic quantum ideas: wave-particle duality, uncertainty relations, and wave packets. Introduction to quantum mechanics: Schrodinger equation in one, tow, and three dimensions. Square well barriers, harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom. Spin and angular momentum: Zeeman effect, Stern-Gerlach experiment. Atomic and molecular structure, and covalent bonding. Multi-electron atoms and the Periodic Table. Introduction to classical and quantum statistics. Maxwell-Beltzman, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein distributions, Pauli principle with emphasis on relativistic energy and momentum.