This course is a continuation of PHY 511 given by Thomas Schaefer. The main part of my lecture will be based on the same textbook as used by Thomas: R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, Plenum Press, 1994. This text book is required for the course and can be obtained on line, for example from amazon.com. In the remainder of the lecture, I will disscuss in depth a series of selected topics in Quantum Mechanics. The first lecture will be on Thursday January 23rd.
The following is a list of topics to be discussed in this lecture.
Time Reversal Invariance | Clebsch-Gordon Coefficients |
Wigner-Eckart Theorem | WKB Aproximation |
Instantons and Tunneling | Time Dependent Perturbation Theory |
Electromagnetic Interactions | Scattering Theory |
Born Approximation | Optical Theorem |
Many Particle Systems | Fermions and Bosons |
Dirac Equation | Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom |
Dirac Sea | Quantum Mechanics of the Electromagnetic Field |
The Casimir Effect | The Quantum Hall Effect |
Quantum Computing | Bell's Theorem |
Quantum Chaos | Random Matrix Theory |
Berry Phase | |
TA: Kiyoung Lee, Office hours: Monday 2-4 pm in C118
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