
Time  Room  Instructor  Office Hours  Office 
9:3010:50AM, Tue & Thur  4070 ECEB  Yingjie Zhang (yjz@illinois.edu)  Wed. 13 pm  5225 Beckman Institute 
Textbooks: Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers, 1st ed. by D.A.B. Miller, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Quantum Transport: from atom to transistors, 2nd ed., by S. Datta, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Recommended Reading (not required): Quantum Mechanics, 1st ed., by Claude CohenTannoudji, Bernard Diu, and Franck Laloë, WileyVCH, 2005.
Tuesday (9:30  10:50) ECEB 4070 
Thursday (9:30  10:50) ECEB 4070 
Fundamental Principles of Quantum Mechanics 

8/29 L1. Course Introduction  8/31 L2. Waves, particles, and Schrödinger’s equation 
9/5 L3. Quantum wells and barriers  9/7 L4. Finite potential wells and harmonic oscillator 
9/12 L5 Timedependent Schrödinger equation & twolevel qubits  9/14 L6. Spin, measurements, and operators 
9/19 L7. Wave packets and particle current  9/21 L8. Vectors, brakets, and operators 
9/26 L9. Vectors & operators II  9/28 L10. Hermitian operators & commutation of operators 
10/3 L11. Uncertainty principle  10/5 Midterm exam I 
Quantum Transport 

10/10 L12. Continuous eigenvalues, real vs reciprocal space  10/12 L13. Quantum transport and nanotransistors 
10/17 L14. Quantum transport and nanotransistors II  10/19 L15. Band structure 
10/24 L16. Tunneling devices and nextgenerator transistors  10/26 L17 Angular momentum 
10/31 L18. Spin and spintronics  11/2 L19. Fermi's golden rule and optical absorption 
11/7 L20. Lasers  11/9 L21. Harmonic oscillator and photons 
11/14 L22. Photon quantization  11/16 Midterm exam II 
11/21 Thanksgiving Break  11/23 Thanksgiving Break 
Advanced Topics 

11/28 L23. Semiconductor lasers: quantum wells and quantum dots  11/30 L24. Quantum Hall effects and dissipationless transport 
12/5 L25. Quantum information and quantum computing  12/7 L27. Final project presentation 
12/12 L28. Final project presentation (continued)  12/14 Reading day (no class) 
TBA Final project paper due 
HOMEWORK
Assigned roughly every 2 weeks, posted on this website; Turn in at classroom before class starts on the due date (specified on each HW). Make sure to write your name and Net ID on the first page of your HW. 
EXAMS
There will be two midterm exams in class, and a final project (including oral presentations and a final paper). There will be no final exam. Tentative schedules:
Exam I announcement
MidTerm Exam I  Thursday, October 5, 2017 
MidTerm Exam II  Thursday, November 16, 2016 
Final Project Presentation  TBA 
Final Project Paper  TBA 
GRADING POLICY
Homework  15% of total 
MidTerm Exam I  25% of total 
MidTerm Exam II  25% of total 
Final Project Presentation  10% of total 
Final Project Paper  25% of total 
Policy on conflicts or emergencies
