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PHYS550 — Fall 2021

PHYS550: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

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Offering:

Fall, Class 3, cr. 3

Prerequisites:

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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Description:

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.

Instructor(s):

ROKHINSON, LEONID

Email:

leonid@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2021

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics David J. Griffiths & Darrell Schroeder 3rd 978-1107189638 Cambridge University Press Required

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