PHYSICS 519       Quantum Mechanics   2002

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Reading assignments are in:     Modern Quantum Mechanics   by J. J. Sakurai

 

[ Note: This schedule may change as the quarter develops ]


Week  Lect  Date  Topics  Reading+Homework
1-4  April 1-5
  •  Energy-Shift and Decay Width
  • Identical Particles : Fermions and Bosons
  • Slater Determinant
  • Energy of Ground state of Helium
  • Read : 5.8, 6.1-6.4   (Sakurai)
  • Assign 1 : due next Friday
  • 5-8  April 8-12
  •  Excited states of Helium
  • Screening, variational approach
  • Thomas-Fermi equation
  • Fermi-levels
  • Intro to Scattering
  •  Read : 6.4  (Sakurai)
  • Assign 2 : due next Friday
  • 9-12  April 15-19
  • Lippmann-Schwinger Equation
  • Born Approximation
  • Higher order terms
  • The T-operator
  • Optical Theorem
  •  Read : 7.1, 7.2, 7.3  (Sakurai)
  • Assign 3 : due next Friday
  • 13-16  April 22-26
  • Partial Waves
  • Hard Sphere Scattering
  • Finite Square-Well Scattering
  •  Read : 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 (Sakurai)
  • Assign 4 : due next Friday
  • 17-20 April 29 -May 3
  • Ramsauer-Townsend Effect
  • Effective Range Theory, low-lying bound states 
  • Resonances
  • Dispersion Relations
  • Coulomb Scattering 
  • Scattering of Identical Particles
  •  Read : 7.7 7.10 (Sakurai)
  • 6 21-24 May 6-10
    Wednesday May  8 = Midterm
  •  Inelastic Scattering 
  • electron-atom scattering
  •  Assign 5 : due next Friday
  • 25-26 May 13-17
  •  neutron-proton scattering
  • neutron- H2 scattering
  • Time-reversal invariance
  • Anti-Unitary Operators
  •  Read : 4.4 (Sakurai)
  • Assign 6 : due next Friday
  • 8 27-29 May 20-24
  • Time-Reversal for integer and half-integer systems
  • Implications for Electric Dipole Moments
  • Klein-Gordan Equation
  •   Assign 7 : due next Friday
  • 30-33 May 27-31
  •  Monday May  27 = holiday
  • Dirac Equation, Gamma-matrices
  • Klein Paradox
  •   Assign 8 : due next Friday
  • 10 34-36 June 3-7
  •  Covariance of Dirac Equation
  • Spin Operator
  • Non-Relativistic Reduction
  • Anti-Particles
  • Fields and Causality
  •  
    11
     
    Finals Week : June 10-14
    Final Exam
    8:30-10:20 a.m  Monday, June 10
       

    519 Home     ||     Savage