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Physics 55200

PHYS 55200: Quantum Physics II

Review of Schrödinger equation, Uncertainty principle. Formalism: Observables, Operators etc.; Application to simple case: 2 level systems, electron in a magnetic field; Angular momentum–Bohr model revisited; Magnetic properties of solids; Time independent perturbation theory and applications; Time dependent perturbation theory: Lasers, Masers etc.; Adiabatic processes: Berry's phase, when does phase matter?; Quantum entanglement, Bell's theorem and recent experiments. Prereq.: PHYS 55100 or equivalent MATH 39100, and MATH 39200 (required for Physics majors). 4 hr./wk.; 4 cr.