Fall 2017 - PHYS 810 G100

Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3)

Class Number: 1644

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 5007, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 415, or equivalent.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Advanced non-relativistic and some basic relativistic quantum mechanics: symmetries, Schroedinger/Heisenberg pictures, mixtures, variational and perturbative methods, Dirac equation.

COURSE DETAILS:

– Review (classical mechanics, linear vector spaces and operators, Hilbert spaces)
– States and observables, entanglement
– Squeezed and coherent states
– Angular momentum: a group theoretic perspective
– Perturbation theory and various approximation methods
– Time dependent phenomena
– Identical particles
– Symmetries and conservation laws
– Relativistic quantum mechanics

Grading

  • TBA

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Recommended textbooks:
1) Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals, K. Gottfried andd T.-M. Yang
2) Quantum Mechanics, L.E. Ballentine
3) Principles of Quantum Mechanics, R. Shankar
4) Quantum Mechanics: Non-Relativistic Theory, L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifschitz

Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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