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Physics V2500-2600

V2500-2600: Quantum Mechanics

Historical foundations. The Schroedinger formulation, wave packets, and uncertainty principle. Harmonic oscillator and potential barrier problems. W.K.B. approximation. Operators and eigenfunctions. Central forces and orbital angular momentum. Scattering, Born approximation, partial waves. Linear vector spaces. The Heisenberg formulation. Spin and total angular momentum. Perturbation theory: bound state, time-dependent. Systems of identical particles. Introduction of relativistic quantum mechanics. All master's students will generally be required to take Physics V2500-2600. 

Prereq: Physics V0100. 

3 HR./WK., PLUS CONF.; 4 CR./SEM.