# SYLLABUS

**Course outline**

Quantum physics has not only been central in answering fundamental questions in science, but has served to further our capability to design and exploit phenomena for applications in materials engineering, electrical engineering and of course applied physics. Devices such as semiconductor lasers, light-emitting diodes, and transistors cannot be understood without considering quantum physics. This course provides the background in this field of science, including various examples for practical applications in device physics and photonics.

**Text book and reference **

Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications to Technology by J. Singh (John Wiley & Sons, 1999).

USEFUL REFERENCES: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by D.J. Griffiths

Wave mechanics applied to semiconductor heterostructures by G. Bastard The physics of low-dimensional semiconductors by J. H.

**Schedule**

1st week General overivew

2nd week Review of classical mechanics

3rd week The limits of classical mechanics

4th week Mathematical formulation of quantum physics

5th week Schrodinger wave equation

6th week Particles in simple potentials

7th week Kronig-Penny model for band structure

8th week Mid-term exam

9th week Tunneling problem

10th week Symmetries and conservation laws

11th week P-N Junction 2

12th week Time-independent approxiamtions-I

13th week Time-independent approximations-II

14th week Practical examples of variational method

15th week Contemporary application examples of quantum physics

16th week Final exam