Quantum Physics and Laboratory - PHYS2110

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Physics

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: PHYS1221 or PHYS1231 or PHYS1241, and, MATH1231 or MATH1241; Exclusion: PHYS2030, PHYS2040

Equivalent: PHYS2030

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Postulates of quantum mechanics, Photoelectric/Compton effects, eigenfunctions/operators, Schrodinger equation, potential wells, steps and barriers, tunnelling, the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, orbital and spin angular momentum, magnetic moments.

Experimental investigations in a range of areas: x-ray diffraction, work function, semiconductor bandgap, Hall effect, carrier lifetimes, nuclear magnetic resonance, magnetic properties.

Assumed Knowledge: First year physics and mathematics

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