Physics 485
Fall 2017

Atomic Physics & Quantum Theory

Announcements

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Aug 24, 2017: The first lecture will be on August 28, 2017.

Office hours will commence in the week of Sept 4.


 

Welcome to Physics 485

 

What:
Physics485 explores the basic concepts of quantum theory which underly our modern understanding of the physical world and of the properties of materials. Topics include foundations; light an matter; applications of Schrodinger’s equation; quantum well, tunneling and STMs; Structure of atoms; MRI and Quantum Computation; Electrical properties of materials, Bose-Einstein condensation, lasers, and superconductivity. Prerequisites for the course are MATH285 and PHYS214, or equivalent

When:
Lectures will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm.

Where:
136 Loomis

Course Texts:

  • Quantum Physics, A fundamental approach to Modern Physics by John S. Townsend (2010 edition) – REQUIRED

Course staff

Instructor: Smitha Vishveshwara
Office Hours: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Rm222 Loomis
phone: 333-4370
email: smivish@illinois.edu

 

TA: Karmela Padavic
Office Hours: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Wednesdays, Rm464 Loomis
email: kpadavi2@illinois.edu

 

TA: Penghao Zhu
Office Hours: 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays, Rm464 Loomis
email: penghao2@illinois.edu

 

 

Course Information

Course syllabus and Homeworks

Gradebook

  Academic Integrity

   All activities in this course, including documentation submitted for petition for an excused absence, are subject to the Academic Integrity rules as described in Article 1, Part 4, Academic Integrity, of the Student Code.

Recommended reading

On reserve in the Physics Department library

  •  Griffiths, David J.;   Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition
  •  Eisberg/Resnick;   Quantum Physics: Of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles, 2nd Edition
  • Townsend, John S.;   Quantum Physics: A Fundamental Approach to Modern Physics

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