Jacobus Verbaarschot

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook

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

NEW: The lecture has been moved to P117 starting Tuesday January 28

General Remarks

Syllabus of PHY501


Homework Assignements

Lecture Notes

TA: Kiyoung Lee, Office hours: Monday 2-4 pm in C118

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