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Graduate Course Information
ECE 551A - Physical Electronics
UA Catalog Description: http://catalog.arizona.edu/allcats.html
Homework: 8 – 10 assignments
Project: 1 project
Exams: 1 Final Exam
Typically: 50% Final Exam,
This course introduces the students to the basics of physical electronics. The students are expected to learn: the motion of charged particles in vacuum, plasma, and solid state; the elements of electron optics, relativity and quantum mechanics; classical and quantum statistics; practical applications of Physical Electronics. They will also learn to research the literature on selected topics.
K. E. Lonngren, Introduction to Physical Electronics, Allyn and Bacon, Boston
Motion of charged particles in electromagnetic fields.
Elements of electron and ion optics.
Elements of relativity.
The basic ideas of quantum mechanics.
The uncertainty principle.
Classical and quantum statistics.
The quantum computer