PHY 389K PHY 389K. Quantum Mechanics I. 3 Hours.
Hilbert space and operators; Schroedinger and Heisenberg equations; solutions for systems in one and three dimensions; theory of spin and orbital angular momentum; the effect of symmetries; approximation techniques; elementary scattering theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
It is assumed that the student has an undergraduate background that includes mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, atomic physics, and quantum mechanics.