Course Description: | Quantum physics is a radical departure from the classical physics known up until the start of the 20th century. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of quantum physics, and introduces students to the main ideas and basic mathematical methods and techniques. Examples of phenomena not explained by classical physics, such as the photo-electric effect, the double slit experiment, atomic spectra, quantum tunneling, matter-wave interference, and spin, are investigated using quantum theory. Some of the "spooky" problems of quantum physics, which are still unresolved to this day, are also described. The course focuses on developing techniques for solving problems in quantum physics. The laboratory work covers a range of modern physics experiments. |