PHYS U7410X Quantum Mechanics I

45 hours plus conference; 4 credits

Historical foundations. The Schrodinger formulation. Wave packets and uncertainty principle. Harmonic oscillator and potential barrier problems. WKB approximation. Operators and eigenfunctions. Central forces and orbital angular momentum. Scattering: Born approximation, partial waves. Linear vector spaces. The Heisenberg formulation. Spin and total angular momentum. Perturbation theory: bound state, time dependent. Systems of identical particles. Introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics.

Prerequisite: a course in mathematical methods in physics.

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