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PHYS660: Quantum Mechanics I

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Offering:

Fall, Spring, Class 3, cr. 3.

Prerequisites:

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

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Description:

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.

Instructor(s):

Kruczenski, Martin

Email:

Kruczenski, Martin

Textbook(s) for Fall 2017
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Modern Quantum Mechanics J.J. Sakurai 978-0805382914 Addison Wesley Required

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