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
Evaluation will be 50% homework and 50% final exam.
Textbook:
Modern Quantum Mechanics 3rd edition by J.J. Sakurai and J. Napolitano.
If desired, the digital eBook is available at:
 Textbook

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 course title
 PHY1520H F GENERAL
 session
 fall
 group
 general course
 time and location

Mondays and Thursdays, 12 pm, MP 505
 instructor