Fall 2022 - PHYS 385 D100
Quantum II (3)
Class Number: 2019
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 7 – Dec 6, 2022: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 12, 2022
Mon, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
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Prerequisites:MATH 252 or MATH 254; MATH 260; PHYS 255; PHYS 285 or ENSC 380 or CHEM 260. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C-. Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS 211.
Stern-Gerlach experiments and the structure of quantum mechanics; operators; angular momentum and spin; Schrödinger equation and examples for time evolution; systems of two spin-½ particles; density operators; wave mechanics in one dimension including the double slit experiment, particle in a box, scattering in one dimension, tunnelling; one-dimensional harmonic oscillator; coherent states. Quantitative.
2. Rotations and matrix mechanics: operators, eigenvalues, eigenstates
3. Angular momentum eigenstates using ladder operators
4. Commutators, and the uncertainty relations
5. Time evolution and the Schrödinger equation, spin precession, magnetic resonance
6. Two spin-1/2 particles, EPR paradox, Bell's inequality
7. Entanglement, quantum teleportation
8. Wave mechanics in one dimension: coordinate and momentum basis
9. Solutions to Schrödinger equation in 1D: free particle, particle in a box, scattering
10. Harmonic oscillator, coherent states
- Homework 30%
- Exams 70%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
"A modern approach to quantum mechanics" by John. S. Townsend, 2nd Edition
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
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