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    May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PHYS 5950 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Goals: To further the understanding of and expand beyond the quantum mechanical wave concepts introduced in Modern Physics from a more mathematically advanced formalism.

Content: Schrödinger’s equation, probability and statistics, wave functions, operators, commutation relations, the square well and other potentials, the harmonic oscillator, scattering, function spaces, the uncertainty principle, the hydrogen atom, angular momentum, perturbation theory, and extensive use of advanced mathematical symbolism.

Taught: Alternate years, fall term

Prerequisite: PHYS 3600 or co-registration, or instructor permission

Credits: 4