|9:30-10:50AM, Tue & Thur||4070 ECEB||Yingjie Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Wed. 1-3 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 Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu, and Franck Laloë, Wiley-VCH, 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 Time-dependent Schrödinger equation & two-level qubits||9/14 L6. Spin, measurements, and operators|
|9/19 L7. Wave packets and particle current||9/21 L8. Vectors, bra-kets, and operators|
|9/26 L9. Vectors & operators II||9/28 L10. Hermitian operators & commutation of operators|
|10/3 L11. Uncertainty principle||10/5 Mid-term exam I|
|10/10 L12. Continuous eigenvalues, real vs reciprocal space||10/12 L13. Quantum transport and nano-transistors|
|10/17 L14. Quantum transport and nano-transistors II||10/19 L15. Band structure|
|10/24 L16. Tunneling devices and next-generator 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 Mid-term exam II|
|11/21 Thanksgiving Break||11/23 Thanksgiving Break|
|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|
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.
There will be two mid-term 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
|Mid-Term Exam I||Thursday, October 5, 2017|
|Mid-Term Exam II||Thursday, November 16, 2016|
|Final Project Presentation||TBA|
|Final Project Paper||TBA|
|Homework||15% of total|
|Mid-Term Exam I||25% of total|
|Mid-Term Exam II||25% of total|
|Final Project Presentation||10% of total|
|Final Project Paper||25% of total|
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