Quantum Mechanics

G.P.Gilfoyle, Instructor

An electron strikes a quark inside the proton of a deuterium nucleus. The quark now has so much energy "stuffed" into it, it creates a cascade of new particles as it flies out of the proton. The result is two new, two-quark particles.

Quantum Mechanics I-II (Physics 309-310) is a year-long introduction to the physics of the subatomic world. This page contains material for both courses including downloadable copies of the Mathematica notebooks developed for the course. Postscript copies of two papers that were published in Mathematica in Education and Research are listed below. The papers describe a new teaching approach to quantum mechanical tunnelling.

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