Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics

Michigan Technological University

Spring 2018

The course covers the
fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics, including the Schrodinger
Equation, Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, linear algebra in
n-dimensional space, and Dirac notation. These principles are applied
to analyze the hydrogen atom, multi-particle atoms, solids, and
molecular bonding. This course is intended to prepare students to
conduct research in advanced materials development.

Prerequisite courses:

MEEM 5110 - Continuum
Mechanics/Elasticity

D.T. Gillespie "A Quantum Mechanics
Primer: An Elementary Introduction to the Formal Theory of
Non-relitavistic Quantum Mechanics", International Textbook Company
Limited, 1973 (This book is out of print, and I have recieved
permission from the author to provide the students with photocopies,
which are avaialbe on Canvas)

R.L. Liboff "Introductory Quantum Mechanics", Fourth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2003

L. Pauling and E.B. Wilson "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: With Applications to Chemistry", Dover, 1985

D.F. Shriver, P. Atkins, C.H. Langford "Inorganic Chemistry", Second Edition, Freeman, 1994

R.L. Liboff "Introductory Quantum Mechanics", Fourth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2003

L. Pauling and E.B. Wilson "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: With Applications to Chemistry", Dover, 1985

D.F. Shriver, P. Atkins, C.H. Langford "Inorganic Chemistry", Second Edition, Freeman, 1994

Assignments:

No late assignments will be accepted. Students are encouraged to work with others to complete homework assignments, however, all work turned in must be original, not a simple copy of someone else’s work. Such copying with be considered as a breach of academic honesty and appropriate action will be taken. Assignments can be uploaded to Canvas. For each problem, the following items are required for full credit:

- Each homework problem must start at the top of a new page
- Clear step-by-step solution with necessary diagrams
- Neat, legible handwriting
- Answers with appropriate units must be boxed

100% of the course credit can be earned
through the assignments. Final grades will be based on the the
students' scores relative to the average scores of the top members of
the class. Therefore, class performance plays a role in
determining the final grade and the number of students who can earn
each grade is not limited. Letter grades: A (100% to 90%), AB
(<90% to 88%), B (<88% to 80%), BC (<80% to 78%), C (<78%
to 70%), CD (<70% to 68%), D (<68% to 60%)

Course Topics:

- Schrodinger Equation, Uncertainty Principle

- Wave functions for infinite square well, harmonic oscillator, free particle
- Linear algebra for n-dimensional space
- Hydrogen atom
- Multi-particle atoms
- Solids
- Molecular bonding

University policies:

University policies for academic
integrity; assessment; disability services; institutional equity;
veterans and active duty military personnel; and equal opportunity,
discrimination, and harassment can be found at http://www.mtu.edu/ctl/instructional-resources/syllabus/syllabus_policies.html