Physics 3220, Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics 1, is the first semester of our two-semester sequence of junior-level quantum mechanics. Topics include the Schrödinger equation, wave functions, probability, the uncertainty principle, stationary states, the infinite square well, the harmonic oscillator, Hilbert space and formal operator methods, three dimensional systems including the hydrogen atom, and, spin and angular momentum.

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