L31 Physics 217 Introduction to Quantum Physics

Theoretical and experimental basis for quantum mechanics, following the historical development of 20th-century physics. Failure of classical physics; the Bohr theory of the atom; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle; the Schroedinger equation; atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisites: Physics 117A and 118A or Physics 197 and 198.

Credit 3 units. A&S: NS A&S IQ: NSM, AN Art: NSM BU: SCI

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...No credit awarded. Physics (L31) Physics HL: Grade...Japan 214 Korean Korean 217 = 3 units for...



...instructor. Same as L31 Physics 360 Credit 3...include CSE 447T, Math 217 and Math 309...



Physics is the discipline that deals with the most fundamental aspects of our universe, such as the properties of atoms, nuclei and elementary particles; the nature of the forces between them; and the collective behavior of atoms in solids, liquids and gases. It deals with the entire universe, from its birth to its ultimate fate. At the same time, physics provides the tools that help us to understand extremely complex everyday things, like the behavior of sand piles, the strength of materials, or processes in the brain. Physics seeks to discover and understand the mathematical rules that govern the behavior of things. Its early successes in comprehending motion, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism provided a foundation upon which other physical sciences have grown.