PHYS 3602 – Elementary Quantum Mechanics

(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab

This is an introductory course in quantum mechanics. The basic theory and formalisms of quantum mechanics will be developed, followed by its application to a variety of model systems from atomic and molecular physics and chemistry; including a discussion of electron spin with reference to both single- and multielectron atoms. The lab will consist of classic experiments in quantum mechanics and spectroscopy.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 1201, Chemistry 1202, Mathematics 1202, Mathematics 1203, and Physics 2201 with grades of C- or higher, or department consent.

Recommended Preparation: Mathematics 2207.

Note: Credit for both Chemistry 3602 and Physics 3602 will not be allowed.

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