Applications of Quantum Mechanics (PH773, Fall, 2017) Course Information

Course Description: Through this course students learn mathematical description and various properties of quantum entanglements in pure and mixed states. Examples of entanglement in quantum many-body systems are discussed.

Learning Objectives:
  • Quantum mechanics based on density operator.
  • Liouville (super) operator space
  • Pure vs. mixed state
  • Entanglement entropy
  • Quantum information
  • Entagnlement detection
  • Area laws of entanglement entropy
  • Entanglement in a chain of harmonic oscillators
  • Entanglement in a chain of spins
Day and Time: Mon. & Thu. 2:00PM-4:30PM
Room: CH309
Instructor: Dr. Ryoichi Kawai
phone: (205) 934-3931
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Office Hour: Tu 2-3pm/W 12-1pm
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Required Textbook  
Entanglement detection
by Orfried Grü and Géza Tóth
Physics Reports 474 (2009) 1-5
Other materials are provided.

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