6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics

Class Info

Elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics. Introduces applied quantum physics. Emphasizes experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Applies Schrodinger's equation to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom. Variational methods. Elementary statistical physics; Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions. Simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and more.

This class has 6.003, and 18.06 as prerequisites.

6.728 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by P. L. Hagelstein.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays in 26-328.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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