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PHYS660 — Spring 2023

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):
KAUFMANN, BIRGIT


Email:
ebkaufma@purdue.edu


Textbook(s) for Spring 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Quantum Mechanics, Volume 1 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji,Bernard Diu,Franck Laloe 9783527345533 John Wiley and Sons Required
Quantum Mechanics: Volume 2 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji 9783527345540 VCH Required
Quantum Mechanics, Volume 3 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji,Bernard Diu,Franck Laloe 9783527345557 John Wiley and Sons Optional Not required but recommended

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