PH672/772 Quantum Mechanics II (2016 Fall) Course Schedule


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Date Chapter Topics Lecture Note Homework (Due date)
Aug 30 (Tue) 4.1-4.2 Symmetries I 12 4.1, 4.3, 4.6
(9/8 3:30pm)
Sep 01 (Thu) 4.3-4.4 Symmetries II 12 4.11
9/8 3:30pm
Sep 06 (Tue) 5.1 Non-Degenerate Perturbation Theory 1 5.1, 5.4
9/15, 3:30pm
Sep 08 (Thu) 5.2 Degenerate Perturbation 1 Assignment
9/15, 3:30pm
Sep 13 (Tue) 5.3 Hydrogen Atom 1
Sep 15 (Thu) 5.3 Zeeman Effect 1
Sep 20 (Tue) 5.4 Variational Methods 1 Assignment
9/27, 3:30pm
Sep 22 (Thu) 5.5 Interaction Picture 1
Sep 27 (Tue) 5.7 Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory
Sep 29 (Thu) 5.7 Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory 1
Oct 04 (Tue) 5.8-5.9 Interaction with Radiation Field 1
Oct 06 (Thu) 5.6 Adiabatic Limit and Berry's Phase 1
Oct 11 (Tue) 4-5 Test 1 (In-Class)
Oct 13 (Thu) 6.1 Lipmann-Schwinger Equation 1
Oct 18 (Tue) 6.2 Review of Complex Analysis 1
Oct 20 (Thu) 6.2 Scattering Amplitude 1 6.1
Oct 25 (Tue) 6.3 Born Approximation 1 6.3
Oct 27 (Thu) 6.4 Partial Waves and Phase Shift 1 6.4
Nov 01 (Tue) 7.1-7.2 Symmeterization Postulate
Nov 03 (Thu) 7.3-7.4 Two-Electron Systems 1
Nov 08 (Tue) 7.5 Many-Body Systems 1
Nov 10 (Thu)
Test 2 (Take Home)
Nov 15 (Tue) 7.6 Photons 1
Nov 17 (Thu) 8.1 Klein-Gordon Equation 1
Nov 22 (Tue)
Thanksgiving Break

Nov 24 (Thu)
Nov 29 (Tue) 8.2 Dirac Equation 1
Dec 01 (Thu) 8.2 Dirac Equation 1
Dec 06 (Tue) 3.4 Density Operator 1
Dec 08 (Thu) * Closing Remarks
Dec 13 (Tue) * Final Exam Solution
Dec 15 (Thu) * Make-up Exam due at 5pm