# CQM Classical and Quantum Mechanics

**Topics:**"Classical and Quantum Mechanics" (EE1P11) teaches the basic elements of physics that are required to become an electrical engineer.

In the second part of this course the non-intuitive physics ruling the behavior of matter and its interaction with radiation at atomic scale, i.e. quantum mechanics, will be introduced. It will be shown that particles have wave-like behavior and vice versa, and that on atomic scale the energy of particles varies in discrete steps rather than continuously as is the case in classical mechanics. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle will also be discussed. In this part atudents will learn to carry out calculations on standard quantum mechanical examples like the particle-in-a-box using the Schroedinger equation. Finally the conduction of current in metals and semiconductors will be described, as well as a qualitative description of the working principle of the diode, the transistor and the solar cell.

## Teachers

### dr. Massimo Mastrangeli

Organ-on-chip technology, micro/nanosystems assembly, capillary manipulation, wetting

### Erik van der Kolk

### Lambert van Eijk

Last modified: 2020-11-19