Quantum mechanics is the basis for twenty first century technology including quantum computing and nano technologies. This subject extends the quantum mechanics that was indroduced to students in PHY216 Modern Physics and is suitable as a basis for further studies and research or teaching in physics, it will also be suitable for science students majoring in other areas. The subject begins by presenting students to the Schrodinger equation and its interpretation, the formalism of quantum mechanics and quantum mechanics in 3 dimensions. In the second half of the subject students will be introduced to more advanced quantum topics including quantum statistical mechanics, perturbation theory and other approximations, scattering theory, entanglement and quantum computing.
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
PHY101, PHY102, PHY216 and calculus based mathematics.
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