Quantum Mechanics: Introductory Concepts

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In this section of the Quantum Mechanics class we discuss the particle-wave duality and the need for the quantization of energy to explain the black-body radiation and the photoelectric effect. We provide reading material, slides and video, which in a very illustrative way, explain the most difficult concept in quantum-mechanics: the particle-wave duality. A homework assignment, that teaches the students the quantization of the angular momentum and energy and also helps the students to better understand the photoelectric effect, is also provided;

  • Reading Material on Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics
  • Slides on Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics
  • Homework on Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics
  • Video on Particle-Wave Duality
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    • Dragica Vasileska Lecture Notes on Quantum Mechanics (www.eas.asu.edu/~vasilesk)

      David K. Ferry, Quantum Mechanics for Electrical Engineers, Prentice Hall, 2006

    • Dragica Vasileska; Gerhard Klimeck; David K. Ferry (2008), "Quantum Mechanics: Introductory Concepts," https://nanohub.org/resources/4910.

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    1. Reading Material for Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics

      07 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    2. Slides on Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics

      07 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, David K. Ferry, Gerhard Klimeck

      particle wave duality, quantization of energy

    3. Particle-Wave Duality: an Animation

      07 Jul 2008 | Animations

      This animation is publicly available at YouTube under http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc

    4. Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics: an Exercise

      07 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

      quantization of angular momentum and energy, photoelectric effect, deBroglie relationwww.eas.asu.edu/~vasileskNSF