Example
Course Outline
This course for engineers and physicists
would appropriately be taught 4 hours per week  3 hours of lecture
and 1 hour of tutorial. Some of the topics and examples could
be covered exclusively in tutorial or as part of a homework assignment.
We have developed extensive materials
to help implement this suggested course outline. For more information,
see the Summary of classroom materials
or the "Classroom materials" section, linked to at
the top of the page.
Introduction to QM:
The experimental base
 The photoelectric effect
 Electron diffraction
 Atomic spectra
Building the Quantum
Model
 The Thomson and Rutherford models
 The Bohr model
 deBroglie waves
Wave mechanics
 Electron dispersion relation
 The 1D Schrödinger equation
 Group and phase velocities
 Fourier transforms
 The uncertainty principle
Bound states
 Potential energy diagrams
 Infinite square well (1, 2, and 3D)
 Finite square well
 Harmonic oscillator
 Delta function
Scattering state
 Scattering at a step
 Delta function
 Barrier penetration and tunneling
Spin and statistics
 Introduction to spin (no math)
 Fermi and Bose statistics
Quantum models of
matter
 Double well  molecular bonding
 Multiple wells  band structures
Conductivity
 Conductors, semiconductors, insulators
 Quantum polarization (applying an external
electric field)
Devices
 pnjunctions / diodes
 transistors
 MOSFETs
 SQUIDs
