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PHYS660: Quantum Mechanics I

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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.




Textbook(s) for Fall 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Schaum's Outline of Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables Murray R. Spiegel 4th 978-0071795371 McGraw-Hill Required
Quantum Mechanics, Vol. 1 Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu, Laloe 1st 978-0471164333 Wiley & Sons Optional On reserve at Purdue Libraries.
Quantum Mechanics, Vol. 2 Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu, Laloe 1st 978-0471569527 Wiley & Sons Optional On reserve at Purdue Libraries.
Quantum Mechanics Eugen Merzbacher 2011 978-8126533176 Wiley & Sons Optional On reserve at Purdue Libraries.

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