PH-440: Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
Course, prefix, number, & title: PH-440 Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 5 hours (includes 3 class hours and 2 recitation hours)
Pre-requisites (if any): Must take (PH-412 and PH-413) or PH-422
Co-requisites (if any): MA-443 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus III)
Course Description in college catalog:
Quantum Physics (Basic experiments, wave-particle duality, uncertainty. Wave functions and Schrödinger equation. 1-d problems, bound states, square well, harmonic oscillator, scattering from barriers, tunneling. QM formalism, Dirac notation, operators & eigenvalues, angular momentum. Hydrogen atom. Perturbation theory first order nondegenerate, level splitting. Time-dependent PT, Golden rule, spin. Quantum communication, Bell’s theorem). And an introduction to modern physics (relativity, atomic, nuclear and elementary particle physics, quantum statistics). Considerable mathematics used.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences
Course-specific student learning outcomes:x
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:x
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
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