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PHYS660: Quantum Mechanics I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Fall, Spring, Class 3, cr. 3.


Prerequisite: PHYS 530, PHYS 550, PHYS 600, and PHYS 610, or equivalent; Corequisite: PHYS 601.

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Origins of the quantum theory, the uncertainty and complementarity principles. The Schrodinger equation and its solutions for simple physical systems. Mathematical formulation of the quantum theory. Applications: simple harmonic oscillator, theory of angular momentum, the hydrogen atom. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory. The Pauli exclusion principle. Spin of the electron. Elementary theory of scattering.


Fischbach, Ephraim


Textbook(s) for Spring 2017
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Quantum Mechanics C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu & F. Laloe 2nd; Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 978-0471569527 Wiley-Interscience Required

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