PH4656 Quantum Mechanics

Free particles and wave packets, the uncertainty principle, Schrodinger equation, eigen states and eigen functions, stationary and scattering states, identical particles and the exclusion principle, atomic energy levels, quantum theory of angular momentum, hydrogen atom, coupling of angular momentum with spin, the periodic table, nuclear structure and radioactivity; fission and fusion, time independent perturbation theory, time dependent perturbation theory; selection rules for dipole radiation, magnetic effects (MRI, GMR etc.), quantum computing.

Prerequisite

PH2652, PH3152, PH3991

Lecture Hours

4

Lab Hours

1

Quarter Offered

  • Winter
  • Summer