ECE551A

Introduction to Physical Electronics
Fall
Catalog Data: 

Graduate Course Information

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ECE 551A - Physical Electronics 

Credits: 3.00

Course Website:

UA Catalog Description:  http://catalog.arizona.edu/allcats.html 

Course Assessment:

Homework:  8 – 10 assignments

Project:  1 project

Exams:  1 Final Exam

Grading Policy:

Typically:  50% Final Exam,

50% Project.

Course Summary:

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. 

Prerequisite(s): 
Graduate Standing
Textbook(s): 

K. E. Lonngren, Introduction to Physical Electronics, Allyn and Bacon, Boston

Course Topics: 

The electron.

Motion of charged particles in electromagnetic fields.

Elements of electron and ion optics.

Elements of relativity.

Photoeffect.

Compton effect.

Atom models.

Light.

X-rays.

The basic ideas of quantum mechanics.

The uncertainty principle.

Schrodinger’s equation.

Tunnel effect.

Classical and quantum statistics.

Applications.

Electron microscope.

Particle accelerators.

The quantum computer

Prepared by: 
Miklos N. Szilagyi
Prepared Date: 
April 2013

University of Arizona College of Engineering