Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 2241 - Introduction to Quantum Physics

Credits: 4
A one-semester introduction to quantum physics. Topics include special relativity (at option of the instructor), the failure of classical physics in the quantum domain (as illustrated by the photoelectric effect and the double slit experiment), the dual wave-particle nature of light and matter, the wave function and its interpretation, the Schrodinger equation and its solutions for selected bound and unbound problems, and the physics of atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 2212  and MTH 1218  or instructor permission.
Fulfills: Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.