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PHYS660 — Fall 2021

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):

GREENE, CHRISTOPHER

Email:

chgreene@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2021

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Quantum Mechanics: Volume 1 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu and Franck Laloe 2nd 978-3527345533 Wiley Required
Quantum Mechanics: Volume 2 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu and Franck Laloe 2nd 978-3527345540 Wiley Required
Quantum Mechanics: Volume 3 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu and Franck Laloe 1st 978-0486784557 Wiley Optional Recommended

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