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PHY1520H F generalQuantum Mechanics

Course Title PHY1520H F general
Session fall
Year of Study 1st year
Time and Location MT 3, MP606

Hoi-Kwong  Lo
BA7108
416-946-5525

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Course Syllabus


This course will discuss the following topics in quantum mechanics (time permitting)

1. Basics - Postulates, Wavefunctions, Density matrices, Measurements

2. Time evolution - Schrodinger picture, Heisenberg picture, Interaction picture

3. Harmonic oscillator - Operator method, Wavefunctions, Coherent states

4. Particle in a magnetic field - Local gauge invariance, 2D Landau levels

5. Symmetries - Parity, Translations, Rotations, Time-reversal

6. Angular momentum, Spin, and Angular momentum addition

7. Time-independent perturbation theory

8. Time-dependent perturbation theory

9. Variation approach

10. Scattering theory

11. Dirac equation - one dimension

12. Path integrals (time permitting)

Evaluation - Homework (45%), Midterm exam (25%), Final exam (30%)

Textbook Reference books (will be available on short-term loan from the Physics Library):
J. J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition. Addison Wesley 1993.
R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, Plenum Press.