 
Department of Physics
Time: 2:003:20 pm Mondays/Wednesdays
The Department of Physics offers a twosemester long sequence of graduate level Quantum Mechanics, Physics 580 and Physics 581. Both courses are essentially thought of as a single course, with Physics 580 covering the basic material and Physics 581 the more advanced topics. In will teach the advanced graduate level of Quantum Mechanics, Physics 581, in the Spring semester of the Academic year 2017/2018. For Physics 580 I will assume that the students are familiar with Quantum Mechanics at the level of an undergraduate course of the type offered here. I will also assume that the students are familiar with the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian descriptions of Classical Mechanics, say at the level of Landau and Lifshitz and/or Goldstein. I will assume that the students are familiar with the fundamental concepts of linear algebra, vector spaces, and calculus on functions of a complex variable, in particular with the methods of contour integration and residues, as well as with standard material in partial differential equations. Much of the necessary background is at the level covered in the MMA and MMB courses offered here. Students are urged to review this background material before coming to class. I prepared a set of notes on this material. Below you will find a link to these notes.

Last updated 7/30/2017