Course Details

1Title of the course
Quantum Physics and Applications
2Pre-requisite courses(s)Nil
3Course contentQuantum nature of light: Photoelectric Effect and Compton Effect.
Stability of atoms and Bohr`s rules.
Wave particle duality: De Broglie wavelength, Group and Phase velocity, Uncertainty Principle, Double Slit Experiment.
Schrödinger Equation.
Physical interpretation of Wave Function, Elementary Idea of Operators, Eigen-value Problem.
Solution of Schrödinger equation for simple boundary value problems.
Reflection and Transmission Coefficients. Tunneling.
Particle in a three dimensional box, Degenerate states.
Exposure to Harmonic Oscillator and Hydrogen Atom without deriving the general solution.
Quantum Statistics: Maxwell Boltzmann, Bose Einstein and Fermi Dirac Statistics by detailed balance arguments.
Density of states.
Applications of B-E statistics: Lasers. Bose-Einstein Condensation.
Applications of F-D statistics: Free electron model of electrons in metals. Concept of Fermi Energy.
Elementary Ideas of Band Theory of Solids.
Exposure to Semiconductors, Superconductors, Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing.
  1. Quantum Physics: R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, John Wiley 2002, 2nd Edition.
  2. Introduction to Modern Physics: F. K. Richtmyer, E. H. Kennard and J.N. Cooper, Tata Mac Graw Hill 1976, 6th Edition.
  3. Modern Physics: K. S. Krane, John Wiley 1998, 2nd Edition.
  4. Introduction to Modern Physics: Mani and Mehta, East-West Press Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi 2000.
  5. Elements of Modern Physics: S. H. Patil, Tata McGraw Hill, 1984.
  6. Concepts of Modern Physics, A Beiser, Tata McGraw Hill, 2009.