Fall 2022 - PHYS 810 G100

Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3)

Class Number: 1977

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 5039, 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 of linear vector spaces and operators, Hilbert spaces
– States and observables, entanglement
– Symmetries and conservation laws
– Squeezed and coherent states
– Angular momentum; rotations
– Perturbation theory and variational methods
– Time dependent phenomena
– Identical particles
– Relativistic quantum mechanics

Grading

  • Homework 40%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Recommended textbooks:
Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals, K. Gottfried and T.-M. Yang

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Registrar Notes:

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