Topics

The class will be divided several distinct sections:- Review of wave phenomena. (Or perhaps it is an introduction.)
- Quantum mechanics.
- Semiconductors (or things that you should have learned in 332, but couldn't because you didn't know qunatum mechanics).
- Nanoscale devices (or what happens when we can't make MOSFETs any smaller).

- Why quantum mechanics?
- The Schroedinger equation
- Time-independent Schroedinger equation
- Free electrons & scattering
- Tunneling
- Square quantum wells
- Schroedinger in 3D
- A matrix approach
- Harmonic oscillator
- Periodic potentials | Kronig-Penney spreadsheet
- Hydrogen atom
- Exclusion principle
- Spin
- Quantum Statistics
- transitions