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PHYS550 — Fall 2016

PHYS550: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Fall, Class 3, cr. 3


PHYS 342 or PHYS 344, PHYS 310 or PHYS 410. Not available for students with credit in PHYS 360 or 460.

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Brief historical survey of the development of quantum mechanics; waves in classical physics, wave-packets, uncertainty principle, wave functions, operators, expectation values of dynamical observables; Schroedinger equation with application to one-dimensional problems, the hydrogen atom, electrons pin, periodic table; selected topics in perturbation theory, scattering theory, and compounding of angular momenta. Designed for students needing quantum mechanics background for specialty courses such as PHYS 556, PHYS 560, and PHYS 564.


Lyutikov, Maxim


Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics David J. Griffiths 2nd; 2004 978-0131118928 Prentice Hall Optional
Quantum Mechanics; Non-relativistic Theory Landau and Lifshitz 3rd; January 15, 1981 978-0080291406 Butterworth -Heinemann Optional

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