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**__ New Class on QUANTUM SYSTEMS to be offered in the Fall of 2012__

This class will be an introduction
to quantum mechanics with applications to actual
devices. This website is under development.
If you have any comments about this website, feel free to send an email to marc.cahay@uc.edu

Classnotes

Syllabus and Homeworks

Suggested Reading

Reading 1: Feynman's Lecture: There is
Plenty of Room at the Bottom (1959)

**Feynman1959.pdf**

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Topic 1: The Electromagnetic Spectrum**

**Spectrum.pdf**

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Topic 2: The Early Days of Quantum Mechanics:**

Max Planck - Blackbody radiation

**Blackbody.pdf**

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Topic 3: Photoelectric and Compton Effects**

**Compton.pdf**

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Topic 4: Production and Annihilation of Pairs - Absorption of Photons**

**Pairs.pdf**

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Topic 5: Heisenber Uncertainty Principle - The Schroedinger Equation**

**Heisenberg.pdf**

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Reading: Heisenber Uncertainty Principle - The Schroedinger Equation**

**Heisenberg1.pdf**

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Topic 6: Schroedinger Equation - Principles of Quantum Mechanics**

**Schroedinger.pdf**

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Reading : The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics**

**Interpretation.pdf**

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Topic 7: The Harmonic Oscillator**

**Harmonic.pdf**

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Topic 8: The Rayleigh-Ritz Variational Procedure**

**RayleighRitz.pdf**

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Topic 9: Particle in a constant magnetic field - Landau Levels**

**Bfield.pdf**

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Topic 10: Time Independent Perturbation Theory - Formalism**

**Perturbation1.pdf**

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Topic 11: Time Independent Perturbation Theory - Examples**

**Perturbation2.pdf**

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Topic 12: Time Dependent Perturbation Theory - Formalism**

**Timdependent.pdf**

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Topic 13: The Fermi Golden Rule - Examples**

**Goldenrule.pdf**

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Topic 14: The Fermi Distribution Function**

**FermiDirac.pdf**

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Topic 15: Density of States - From Bulk to Nanostructures**

**DOS.pdf**

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Topic 16: The Sommerfeld Expansion - Examples**

**Sommerfeld.pdf**

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Topic 17: Tunneling Problems -
Transfer and Scattering Matrix techniques **

**TransferMatrix.pdf**

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Topic 18: The Kroenig-Penney Model **

**KroenigPenney.pdf**

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Topic 19: Fowler-Nordheim Tunneling**

**FowlerNordheim.pdf**

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Topic 20: The Esaki Tunneling Diode**

**Esaki.pdf**

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Topic 21: Resonant Tunneling Devices**

**RTD.pdf**

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Topic 22: Pauli Principle **

**Pauli.pdf**

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Reading: Many Particles - Pauli Principle - Periodic Table**

**Pauliextra.pdf**

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Reading: More on Periodic Table**

**Periodic.pdf**

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Reading: Atomic Transitions - Part 1**

**Atomictransitions1.pdf**

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Reading: Atomic Transitions - Part 2**

**Atomictransitions2.pdf**

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Reading: Stern-Gerlach Experiment**

**SternGerlach.pdf**

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Topic 23: The Quantum Mechanics of Spin**

**Spinintro.pdf**

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Reading: Spin Concept**

**Spinextra.pdf**

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Topic 24: The Bloch Sphere Concept**

**Blochsphere.pdf**

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Topic 25: The Rabi Formula**

**Rabi.pdf**

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Topic 26: Bell's theorem**

**Bell.pdf**

Homeworks

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Homework 1 - due date: **

**QShwk1.pdf**

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Homework 2 - due date: **

**QShwk2.pdf**

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Homework 3 - due date: **

**QShwk3.pdf**

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Homework 4 - due date: **

**QShwk4.pdf**

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Homework 5 - due date: **

**QShwk5.pdf**

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Homework 6 - due date: **

**QShwk6.pdf**

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Homework 7 - due date: **

**QShwk7.pdf**

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Homework 8 - due date: **

**QShwk8.pdf**

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Homework 9 - due date: **

**QShwk9.pdf**

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Homework 10 - due date: **

**QShwk9.pdf**

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Homework 11 - due date: **

**QShwk9.pdf**

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Homework 12 - due date: **

**QShwk9.pdf**

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Homework 13 - due date: **

**QShwk9.pdf**

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Homework 14 - due date: **

**QShwk9.pdf**