PHY1520H F GENERAL
Quantum Mechanics
Official description
 Review of Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
Hilbert Spaces, Density Matrix  Quantum Dynamics
Evolution Operator, Heisenberg vs. Schrodinger Picture
WKB (Semiclassical) Approximation
Coherent States
Electron in a Magnetic Field  Symmetry in Quantum Mechanics
Parity, Time Reversal
Translation, Electron in a Periodic Potential, Bloch’s Theorem
Disordered Lattices and Localized States
Green’s Function Method  Perturbation Theory
Timeindependent: RayleighSchrodinger and BrillouinWigner series expansions
Timedependent perturbation theory: Fermi’s Golden Rule, Absorption and Emission of Light from Atoms  Variational Methods
Electron in a Deformable Elastic Medium  Scattering Theory
LippmanSchwinger Integral Equation
Partial Waves
Smatrix and Tmatrix
 Textbook

J. J. Sakurai and Jim Napolitano, Modern Quantum Mechanics (3rd Edition)
Additional information
Grading: 5 problem sets worth 10% each; 1 final exam worth 50%
 course title
 PHY1520H F GENERAL
 session
 fall
 group
 general course
 time and location

Lecture: Mon and Wed, 1 pm, MP 1115
 instructor
