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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.728 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Terry Orlando 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics



    Fall 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features a full set of homework assignments, as well as useful formula sheets in the study materials section. Exams are also available.


    Course Description


    6.728 is offered under the department's "Devices, Circuits, and Systems" concentration. The course covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics, introduces applied quantum physics, and emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others.


    Technical Requirements


    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.


    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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