PS 197: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I

Course Number and Title: PS 197 (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: PS 54

Course Description:
This course introduces students to the history and the formulation of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics. Topics include wave functions, time-dependent Schrodinger equation, formalism of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanics in three dimensions, identical particles, and applications.

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