The course is addressed to second year students. It's goal is to introduce the students to the basic principles of quantum mechanics and its implications to the physical word. Emphasis is given to the modern description of the interaction between matter and radiation and its applications.
Quantum description of electromagnetic radiation. The Blackbody radiation, the explanation of Planck, Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Light and Gravity
Quantum description of matter. The planetary model for the atom, the theory of Bohr, the wave-particle duality of de Broglie
The formulation of quantum physics, the wavefunction and Schroedinger's equation. Motion of a particle in a box. The statistical meaning of the wavefunction and the quantum-mechanical observables. The uncertainty principle
Simple applications. The harmonic oscillator, the one-dimentional step potential, the tunneling effect and its applications
Quantum mechanics in three dimensions. The hydrogen atom, Zeeman effect, the Ster-Gerlac experiment, Spin and Pauli's exclusion principle, The atomic structure of matter
Statistical Physics. Maxwell-Bolztman distribution, Quantum statistics, Bose-Einsten and the photon gas, FErmi-Dirac statistics and the free electrons in metals
Light absorption, spontaneous and stimulated emission - Population inversion and the functioning of lasers - Applications
The courses of the Computer Science Department are designated with the letters "CS" followed by three decimal digits. The first digit denotes the year of study during which students are expected to enroll in the course; the second digit denotes the area of computer science to which the course belongs.
Advised Year of Enrollment
First, Second, Third and Fourth year
Computer Science Area
Introductory - General
Background (Mathematics, Physics)
Networks and Telecommunication
Computer Vision and Robotics
Algorithms and Theory of Computation
The following pages contain tables (one for each course category) summarizing courses offered by the undergraduate studies program of the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete. Courses with code-names beginning with "MATH" or "PHYS" are taught by the Mathematics Department and Physics Department respectively at the University of Crete.