Quantum Mechanics 7  The Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Taking our intuitive understanding of the quantum world gained by studying a particle in a onedimensional box, we generalize to understand a quantum harmonic oscillator.
Learning Outcomes: • Introduction to the classical physics of a ball rolling back and forth in a bowl, a simple example of a very important type of bounded motion called a “harmonic oscillator.” • The quantization of allowed energies of a harmonic oscillator: even spacing between energy levels, and zero point energy. • Being able to sketch the allowed wavefunctions and particle probability patterns of a quantum harmonic oscillator, including a new phenomenon called “tunnelling.” Date: 12/08/2008  10:30 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
