Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy


Physics 361
Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics
Fall 2017

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:40-3:00 PM, SEC-208, Busch Campus

Prerequisites: 01:640:CALC4; 01:750:228 or 273 or permission of instructor.

Catalog description of this course: Introductory quantum mechanics: matter waves, uncertainty principle, stationary states and operators; the Schrodinger equation and its solutions for simple potentials; the hydrogen atom, quantization of angular momentum, spin; complex atoms and molecules.

Primary Text book: "Quantum Mechanics" by Bruce Cameron Reed (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Copyright 2008)
Additional reading material: I will use selected material from "Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles" by R. Eisberg and R. Resnick (John Wiley and Sons, 2nd Edition). I will mainly only refer to Chapters 8-10 from this secondary textbook.
Both of these textbooks are on reserve at the MSLC on Busch Campus (please only use them at the MSLC and do not take them home with you!).

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Contact Information:

Prof. Eva Halkiadakis
email: evahal@rutgers.edu
office: Serin W318
phone: 848-445-8965
office hours: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm or by appointment