A New Model Course in Applied
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Introduction to QM: The experimental base These activities help students understand why there is a need for quantum physics and introduce many of the conceptual issues that will be emphasized in the course. 

The photoelectric effect 

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Electron diffraction 

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Atomic spectra 

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Classical Prerequisites These materials help students build the tools (representations, concepts, etc.) with which they can understand quantum ideas later in the course. 

Classical probability 
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Potential energy diagrams 

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Wave mechanics These materials help students develop an understanding of the wave function and how it plays a role in understanding fundamental concepts such as uncertainty. 

The 1D Schrödinger equation 

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Fourier transforms 
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The uncertainty principle 
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Bound states These materials help students move from an understanding of the free particle to a description of bound states. 

Potential energy diagrams 

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Infinite square well (1, 2, and 3D) 

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Finite square well 

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Scattering states These materials help students develop an understaning of some of the more difficult conceptual aspects of quantum physics. 

Scattering at a step 


Barrier penetration and tunneling 

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Quantum models of matter These materials help students apply their model of quantum physics to real world chemistry and solid state topics. 

Double well  molecular bonding 
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Multiple wells  band structures 

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Conductors, semiconductors, insulators 

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Quantum polarization (applying an external electric field to atomic lattices) 

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