Materials/ECE 211A

Engineering Quantum Mechanics I

Winter 2017

Location and Time: Engineering II, Room 1335, Monday-Wednesday 12:00-1:50.

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Instructor:

  • Prof. Chris G. Van de Walle
  • email: vandewalle@mrl.ucsb.edu
  • Office: Bldg. 503 (Eng. II), 2510
  • Office Hours: TBA. 

Graders:

  • TBA
  • Office Hours: TBA. Location: Bldg. 503 (Eng. II), Conference Room 3513. 
  • Textbook: Herbert Kroemer, Quantum Mechanics for Engineering, Materials Science, and Applied Physics (Prentice Hall). ISBN 0137470983.

 

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Additional references:

·      D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN 0-13-111892-7.

·      P.W. Atkins and R.S. Friedman, Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Oxford University Press (2000). Particularly good for Chemistry background.

Grading:

         Homework Assignments          35%

         Midterm                                  30% 

         Final                                        35%

Tentative Syllabus

Wave-particle duality, Schrödinger Equation             K Ch. 1

Bound states, Harmonic Oscillator                             K .Ch. 2

Hydrogen atom                                                           K. Ch. 3

Uncertainty relations                                                   K. Ch. 4

Scattering by simple barriers                                       K. Ch. 5

Expectation values and operators                               K. Ch. 7

Beyond Hermitian operators                                       K. Ch. 9

Variational principle                                                    K .Ch. 12

Eigenfunction expansions                                           K. Ch. 13

Perturbation theory I                                                   K. Ch. 14

Perturbation theory II                                                 K. Ch. 15

Announcements:

o   An undergraduate-level class in Quantum Mechanics is a prerequisite. 

o   Textbook Errata posted here.

o   Additional Errata:

Ø  In the last paragraph on p. 90, “left” and right” should be interchanged.  Also in Fig 2.6-4, p. 91, PR and PL should be interchanged.

Ø  Chapter 3, p. 100: sentence before Eq. (3.1-27): to obtain the Cartesian form of the function Y10; also: Eq. (3.1-28): …(-/+ Px i Py)

Ø  p. 110, 4th paragraph: “the muonium atom, in which the electron has been replaced by a much heavier muon” with “the muonium atom, in which the proton has been replaced by a much lighter muon (1/9th of the proton mass)”

Ø  p. 133, Eq. (4.4-3): replace derivative with respect to t with derivative with respect to x.  Also, in the next line, invoke Eq. (4.1-5) and (4.1-8).

Ø  p. 311, Eq. (13.3-8): delete |Y>

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