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PHY456H1
Quantum Mechanics II

Official description

Quantum dynamics in Heisenberg and Schrodinger pictures; WKB approximation; variational method; time-independent perturbation theory; spin; addition of angular momentum; time-dependent perturbation theory; scattering. o

Prerequisite
PHY356H1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
PHY457H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            Principles of Quantum Mechanics (second edition) , R. Shankar, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI

Additional information

Elementary scattering theory.  Electron spin.  Addition of angular momenta.  Variational method, stationary perturbation theory; applications. Time-dependent perturbation theory; applications.  Systems of identical particles.

course title
PHY456H1
session
fall
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: MW1, Room: MP202 In Person LEC910: MW1, On line Synchronous 12T: T1 , Room: MP134, In Person R1, Room: MP134, In Person T1, R1: On line Synchronous Lectures will be recorded on Blackboard Collaborate. Students will be expected to read identified sections of the text before lectures. Questions in lecture can be asked by “chat,” but for more detailed discussions it would be useful if students had access to a microphone.
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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