COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Quantum Physics and Applications
Course Code: 
15PHY250
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Quantum Physics and Applications' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Review of Planck’s relation, De-Broglie relation and uncertainty principle basic concepts - Schrodinger equation: probabilistic interpretation of wave function, one dimension problems – particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, potential barrier and tunneling. Hydrogen atom, electrons in a magnetic field - X-ray spectra - periodic table.

Unit 2

Bosons and Fermions - symmetric and antisymmetric wavefunctions - elements of statistical physics: density of states, fermi energy, Bose condensation - solid state physics: Free electron model of metals, elementary discussion of band theory and applications to semiconductor devices.

Einstein coefficients and light amplification - stimulated emission - optical pumping and laser action.

Unit 3

Operation of He-Ne laser and Ruby laser - laser in science and Industry - Raman effect and applications.

Nuclear physics: nuclear properties - binding energy and mass formula - nuclear decay with applications - theory of alpha decay - nuclear forces – fission - principle of nuclear reactor - elementary particles - leptons, hadrons, quarks, field bosons - the standard model of elementary particles.

  • A Beiser, Perspectives in Modern Physics, McGraw Hill
  • Arthur Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics, 6th Edition Tata McGraw Hill
  • S H Patil, Elements of Modern Physics, Tata Mc Graw Hill, 1989
  • K Krane, Modern Physics, John Weiley, 1998.
  • K Thyagarajan, A K Ghatak, Lasers-Theory and Applications, Macmillan, 1991