PHY 4610: Applications of Quantum Mechanics
Course Description for Applications of Quantum Mechanics
Applications of Quantum Mechanics
Prerequisite: PHY 3604
Description: This course focuses on applications of quantum mechanics to topics of modern physics. Tools and concepts developed within PHY 3604 will be used in this course. Specific topics covered include, multi-particle systems, time-independent perturbation theory and its application to the fine-structure and hyperfine structure of atoms, scattering, time-dependent perturbation theory and its application to the absorption and emission of light, lasers, quantum entanglement and ideas of quantum computing. Computational tools will also be used to gain insights into the behavior of quantum systems.