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PHYS660 — Spring 2022

PHYS660: Quantum Mechanics I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

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):
GIANNIOS, DIMITRIOS


Email:
dgiannio@purdue.edu


Textbook(s) for Spring 2022

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Modern Quantum Mechanics J.J. Sakurai, Jim Napolitano 2nd; September 22, 2017 978-1108422413 Addison-Wesley Required

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