Main Question or Discussion Point
I am a fresh man in a a college of engineering I have yet to declare a specialized engineering major I am thinking of electrical engineering, and I am wondering if it involves quantum mechanics?
I have noticed this to be a sad fact as well. I guess I am more of an EE poser; I am good at electrodynamics as opposed to my colleagues. I tend to think of a fet,diode,etc in the order: physics of device, math models, intuitive/ideal model as opposed to intuitive model, math, then circuit design. I always reinvent the wheel. Maybe I should think about going into device design.No. We deal with the macro world.
Most of the EE is not even good in electrodynamics.
Nanoelectronics are beyond me too, but you still have to learn about the basics to be able to ever understand how or why they work on some level. I don't really understand the josephson effect, but I atleast am aware of the principles behind it to know why its used for some electroncis devices.Nano electronics are beyond my time, I can't comment on this. Device physics is quite remote from most EE designs. I was an IC designer long time ago, yes we need to know a little bit of device physics. But other than some very basic knowledge, we design circuits just exactly like design transistor circuits.
I do agree that people should take a class on QM no matter what. If I get through Classical Electrodynamics by JD Jackson, that would be my next subject to study. But getting through JD Jackson is a very tall order, it's the holy grail of EM, I will likely get into QM in my next life!!!!:rofl: