Lecture 3 - Basic Quantum Mechanics Principles

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Introduction to Semiconductor Devices Instructor : Ridha Kamoua Stony Brook University Basic Quantum mechanics Principles
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Basic Quantum mechanics Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe basic principles of quantum mechanics: Particle nature of light wave-particle duality uncertainty principle Schrodinger’s wave equation 2. Application of Schrodinger’s equation to the Hydrogen atom
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Quantum mechanics is a theory that describes the behavior of objects at the atomic scale Classical mechanics based on Newton’s laws works very well for large and slow objects
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Wave Nature of Light Slits Screen detector Waves from one slit are superimposed on waves from the other slit A pattern of dark and bright regions is observed at the detector: interference From classical physics, only waves exhibit interference Wave theory is needed to explain interference.
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Particle Nature of Light Photoelectric Effect Experiment A metal surface is illuminated by light. Electrons are emitted and a photoelectric current is measured.
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course ESE 231 taught by Professor Kamoua,r during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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