Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy


Physics 361
Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics
Fall 2017

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:40-3:00 PM, SEC-208, Busch Campus

Prerequisites: 01:640:CALC4; 01:750:228 or 273 or permission of instructor.

Catalog description of this course: Introductory quantum mechanics: matter waves, uncertainty principle, stationary states and operators; the Schrodinger equation and its solutions for simple potentials; the hydrogen atom, quantization of angular momentum, spin; complex atoms and molecules.

Primary Text book: "Quantum Mechanics" by Bruce Cameron Reed (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Copyright 2008)
Additional reading material: I will use selected material from "Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles" by R. Eisberg and R. Resnick (John Wiley and Sons, 2nd Edition). I will mainly only refer to Chapters 8-10 from this secondary textbook.
I plan to place copies of both of these textbooks on reserve. Details TBA.

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Contact Information:

Prof. Eva Halkiadakis
email: evahal@rutgers.edu
office: Serin W318
phone: 848-445-8965
office hours: TBA