**Term:** Fall 2019

**Course Objective:** The goal of this course is to introduce the basic theory of quantum mechanics and its application in modern electronics and technology. Specifically, the course will apply the principles of quantum mechanics to understand cutting-edge nanoelectronic devices and quantum computing frameworks.

**Time/Location:** T/R 9:30AM-10:50AM, 4070 ECE Building

**Instructor:** Prof. Kejie Fang, (__Office:__ MNTL2112, __Email:__ kfang3@illinois.edu)

**Office Hours:** Thursday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

**Course Website:** https://courses.grainger.illinois.edu/ece487/fa2019

**Primary Textbook:** Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers by David A. B. Miller

Lecture notes will be posted on the course website.

**Grading:** The grading for the course breaks down as follows:

- Homework - 40%
- Midterm - 30%
- Final - 30%

Homework will be regularily assigned and posted on the course website.

**Course Topics:**

- Schrodinger equation and principles of quantum mechanics
- Quantum mechanical tunneling
- Operators and uncertainty principle
- Perturbation theory
- Tight binding model and bandstructures
- Quantum spin and qubits
- Density matrix and field quantization
- Basic quantum information

**Course Outline (roughly following Miller's textbook):**

- Chapter 2: 4 lectures
- Chapter 3: 3 lectures
- Chapters 4-5: 4 lectures
- Chapter 6: 2 lectures
- Chapter 7: 2 lectures
- Midterm
- Chapter 8: 2 lectures
- Chapters 9, 10, 12: 4 lectures
- Chapter 13: 2 lectures
- Chapter 14: 2 lectures
- Chapter 15: 2 lectures
- Chapter 18: 2 lectures
- Final
**Homework**- HW1
**Lecture Notes**- Lecture 1 Lecture 2
- Lecture 3
- Lecture 4 Lecture 5