Download phys_syllabi_412.pdf

Survey
yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Quantum electrodynamics wikipedia, lookup

Probability amplitude wikipedia, lookup

Theoretical and experimental justification for the Schrödinger equation wikipedia, lookup

Coherent states wikipedia, lookup

Double-slit experiment wikipedia, lookup

Bohr–Einstein debates wikipedia, lookup

Quantum key distribution wikipedia, lookup

Wave function wikipedia, lookup

Copenhagen interpretation wikipedia, lookup

Wave–particle duality wikipedia, lookup

Density matrix wikipedia, lookup

History of quantum field theory wikipedia, lookup

Canonical quantization wikipedia, lookup

Quantum state wikipedia, lookup

Interpretations of quantum mechanics wikipedia, lookup

Path integral formulation wikipedia, lookup

Hidden variable theory wikipedia, lookup

Propagator wikipedia, lookup

T-symmetry wikipedia, lookup

Scalar field theory wikipedia, lookup

Max Born wikipedia, lookup

Renormalization group wikipedia, lookup

Quantum machine learning wikipedia, lookup

EPR paradox wikipedia, lookup

Quantum group wikipedia, lookup

Hydrogen atom wikipedia, lookup

Symmetry in quantum mechanics wikipedia, lookup

Relativistic quantum mechanics wikipedia, lookup

Spin (physics) wikipedia, lookup

Many-worlds interpretation wikipedia, lookup

Orchestrated objective reduction wikipedia, lookup

Renormalization wikipedia, lookup

Matter wave wikipedia, lookup

Bell's theorem wikipedia, lookup

Identical particles wikipedia, lookup

Quantum entanglement wikipedia, lookup

Quantum teleportation wikipedia, lookup

Bell test experiments wikipedia, lookup

Quantum field theory wikipedia, lookup

Quantum computing wikipedia, lookup

Quantum dot wikipedia, lookup

Quantum fiction wikipedia, lookup

Particle in a box wikipedia, lookup

Measurement in quantum mechanics wikipedia, lookup

Topological quantum field theory wikipedia, lookup

Basil Hiley wikipedia, lookup

Transcript
Marija Drndic
Physics 412: Quantum Mechanics II
Spring 2007
January 8, 07
Requirement: Physics 411 or equivalent.
Topics to be covered:
1. Angular momentum and Spin; Addition of Angular Momenta (and Spin)
2. Charged particle in a Magnetic Field
3. Identical particles (Fermions, Bosons; Examples)
4. Time-independent and Time-dependent perturbation theory
5. Fermi’s Golden Rule
6. Variational Principle (Trial Wavefunction)
7. WKB (semi-classical) approximation
8. Adiabatic Approximation
9. Scattering
10. Other
examples of quantum mechanics
Other Useful
Prerequisites:
Classical Mechanics, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.
Course Times:
MWF 11-12 in DRL 3C2. (Office hours: Drndic – Monday’s 3-4 pm ; additional one hour problem solving
session/office hours by TA.
Main Text:
“Introduction to Quantum Mechanics”, by Griffiths. Available at the Penn bookstore.
Topics covered are from Chapters: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
Supplementary Texts: (*cheap Dover Publishing version available at http://store.doverpublications.com/)
“A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics”, by Townsend. (commonly used undergraduate text)
“Wave Mechanics”, by Pauli.* (terse review of QM by one of its creators).
“The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Vol. III”, by Feynman. (a must for any serious student of physics)
Additional Reading:
“Sources of Quantum Mechanics”, Edited by van der Waerden.* (collection of early papers)
“The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory”, by Heisenberg.* (thoughts from one of the masters)
“Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics”, by Weyl.* (classic text)
“Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics”, by Bell. (discussion of the “Foundations of QM”)
“Quantum Paradoxes”, by Ahranov and Rohrlich. (excellent treatment of the “weirdness” of QM)
Web Resources:
“Eric Weisstein’s World of Physics” http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/
“Wolfram MathWorld” http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
Assignments & Grading:
Homework (50%), In-class mid-term exam (20%) – date to be arranged. Final exam (30%).
Homeworks assigned on Wednesdays and due in-class the following Wednesday (unless specified otherwise).
No late homeworks accepted. The lowest homework score will be dropped.