Applied Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
EE 471, 3 Units
Fall 2002
Lecture 9:00-9:50 A.M., Monday, Wednesday, VKC 102
Discussion 9:00-9:50 A.M., Friday, VKC 102

 


 

Course Description

EE 471 is offered to students who want to understand basic quantum mechanics and the quantum effects underlying areas of modern technology such as semiconductor and quantum well devices. The course will provide students with an introduction to quantum mechanics, an understanding of basic quantum mechanics, and an understanding of the applications of quantum mechanics.
The course will introduce and cover the Schrödinger equation --- why, what it is, and how to use it.

Topics include:

  • wave properties of electrons
  • related math (eigenvalue equations, Hermitian operators, etc.)
  • applications to quantum wells, tunneling and barriers
  • the harmonic oscillator
  • angular momentum
  • hydrogen atom
  • emission of light
  • introduction to band structure of semiconductors
  • Bloch functions, cellular methods, tight-binding approximation, Kronig-Penney model
  • k·p approximation, density of states in energy bands, effective mass, electrical properties, energy bands in real crystals
  • collisions and scattering of electrons
  • as time allows, lasers

EE 471 is designed to introduce Electrical Engineering students to quantum mechanics and its applications, prepare Materials Science majors for Ph.D. screening in the area of quantum mechanics, and to provide the quantum mechanics prerequisite for Materials Science 501 (solid state).

 


 

 

Instructor

Teaching Assistant

Grader

Name:

Martin Gundersen

Jiang-rong Cao

Xianyue Gu

Qiong Shui

Office:

PHE 604

PHE 424

SSC 316

SSC 316

Phone:

213.740.4700

213.740.0418

213.740.4399

213.740.4399

E-mail:

mag@usc.edu

jiangroc@physics.usc.edu

xgu@usc.edu

qshui@usc.edu

Office Hours:

W following lecture
With appointment

 

5 – 5:30 pm MT

With  appointment

 


 

Textbook

· Molecular Quantum Mechanics, P. W. Atkins, R. S. Friedman. Third Edition, Oxford University Press, 1997 (MQM)

· An Introduction to Quantum Physics, A.R. French, E.F. Taylor. W.W. Norton & Company, 1978. (F&T)

· Electrons in Solids, R.H. Bube. Academic Press, 1992. (RB)

· Handouts (MG)

· The Feynman Lectures in Physics, Vol. III, R. P. Feynman, Addison Wesley, 1995. (FVIII)

 



Download

·        EE 471 Fall 2002 Syllabus

·        Homework #4 Solutions

·        Barriers Notes – 09/30/2002 lecture (updated 09-30-2002)

·        Midterm Example (updated 09-30-2002)

·        Homework #5 Solutions (updated 10-01-2002)

·        Homework #6 Solutions (updated 10-01-2002)

·        Midterm Solutions (updated 10-08-2002)

·        Extra Credit Problem #1 Solutions (updated 11-08-2002)

Special Thanks to Byung Min Ahn for providing solutions !

·        Homework #10 Solutions (updated 11-18-2002 )

Special Thanks to Byung Min Ahn for providing solutions !

·        Homework #7 Solutions (updated 12-06-2002)

Special Thanks to Kwan Lee for providing solutions !

·        Homework #8 Solutions (updated 12-06-2002)

·        Homework #9 Solutions (updated 12-06-2002)

Special Thanks to Kwan Lee for providing solutions !

·        Homework #11 Solutions (updated 12-06-2002)

Special Thanks to Yu-san Liu for providing solutions !

·        Homework #12 Solutions (updated 12-06-2002)

Special Thanks to Yu-san Liu for providing solutions !

·        Homework #13 Solutions (updated 12-06-2002)

 

 


 

Grader List for Homework Assignments

 

 

Homework #1

Shui

Homework #2

Shui

Homework #3

Kathy

Homework #4

Kathy

Homework #5

Shui

Homework #6

Kathy

Homework #7

Shui

Homework #8

Kathy

Homework #9

Shui

Homework #10

Kathy

Homework #11

Shui

Homework #12

Shui

Homework #13

Kathy

 

 


 

Midterm Score

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Grading Policy

 

Midterm Exam

25%

Final Exam

55%

Homework

15% 

Extra Credit

 5%

 


 

Homework


Homework will be assigned at the end of a lecture, and is due at the beginning of class on the following Monday.
Late homework will NOT be accepted.

 


 

Exams


Exams will be closed book. You are responsible for all material covered in class, and all material covered in the assigned reading and homework problems.
You must take exams at the scheduled times!
If you are absent during an examination, you will receive a grade of zero unless you have a written medical excuse or you have a valid reason for your absence that you have discussed with Professor Gundersen prior to the exam.
Bring your USC ID card to each exam; it may be checked during the exam.
If you cheat during an exam, you will receive a zero grade on the exam and you will be reported to the Office for Student Conduct for further disciplinary action.

 


 

Academic Integrity


Academic standards and requirements in the SCampus will be strictly adhered to. All students are responsible for familiarity with USC academic standards covered in the University Student Conduct Code .
Cheating is not tolerated.
 

 


 

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