ENEE 690: Quantum and Wave
Phenomena With Electrical Applications
The purpose of this course is to acquaint electrical
engineering students with elementary quantum mechanics. Both physical
understanding and mathematical skills will be important in this course.
ENEE 381 or equivalent.
Waves and interference in microwave and
optical regions, Linear Algebra, and Modern Physics.
- French and Taylor, An Introduction to Quantum Physics.
- Park, Introduction to Quantum Theory.
- R. L. Liboff, Introductory Quantum Mechanics.
- Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics.
- Fundamentals of quantum mechanics. Waves and wave packets,
probabilistic interpretation. - 1 week
- Schroedinger's equation, uncertainty relation and Fourier
analysis, observables and operators. - 2 weeks
- Solution of Schroedinger's equation in simple cases.
One-dimensional potentials, wells, barriers, harmonic oscillator. Two- and
three-dimensional boxes. - 2 weeks
- Similar problems in electrical engineering: microwave
resonator, optical fiber. - 1-1/2 weeks
- Angular Momentum. Hydrogen Atom. Exclusion Principle,
Periodic Table. - 2-1/2 weeks
- Perturbation methods in quantum mechanics and electrical
engineering. - 2 weeks
- Elementary theory of crystals and the periodically loaded
- Dirac formalism. Matrix mechanics.
- Identical particles and statistics.
April 20, 1993, J. Goldhar