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Colgate University    
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

PHYS 434 - Quantum Mechanics


An introduction to the theory and formalism of quantum mechanics. This course addresses the philosophical and mathematical foundations of the theory. It develops the linear algebraic formulation using spins, photon and atoms; and cover topics that include time evolution, angular momentum, the harmonic oscillator, the Schrodinger equation, entanglement, and quantum information. A series of optional laboratories gives students vivid examples of quantum mechanical principles.

Credits: 1.00
When Offered: Spring semester only, in alternate years

Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: PHYS 334  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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