# 151-0966-00L Introduction to Quantum Mechanics for Engineers

Semester | Spring Semester 2017 |

Lecturers | D. J. Norris |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Abstract | This course provides fundamental knowledge in the principles of quantum mechanics and connects it to applications in engineering. |

Objective | To work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated. |

Content | Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics - Historical Perspective - Schrödinger Equation - Postulates of Quantum Mechanics - Operators - Harmonic Oscillator - Hydrogen atom - Multielectron Atoms - Crystalline Systems - Spectroscopy - Approximation Methods - Applications in Engineering |

Lecture notes | Class Notes and Handouts |

Literature | Text: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson International Edition. |

Prerequisites / Notice | Analysis III, Mechanics III, Physics I, Linear Algebra II |