Phys 5522: Quantum Mechanics II

Spring 2013
University of Minnesota Duluth

J.R. Hiller (jhiller@d.umn.edu)

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Assignments Lectures
Week #1 1/23: Terminology, classical scattering
1/25: Wave packets, quantum scattering
Week #2 1/28: Complex analysis, contour integration
1/30: Green's functions, Born approximation
2/1: Partial wave expansion
Week #3 2/4: Optical theorem, phase shifts
2/6: Spherical expansion of Gk+
2/8: No class!
Week #4 As assigned in class
Week #5 2/18: Scattering with spin
2/20: Identical particles
2/22: Time translation op, quantization
Week #6 2/25: Pictures, transition amplitudes
2/27: Review
3/1: Exam #1
Week #7 3/4: Lie algebras and Lie groups
3/6: Representation theory
3/8: SO(3) and SU(2)
Week #8 3/11: Reps of SU(2)
3/13: Clebsch-Gordan coefficients
3/15: Tensor operators, Wigner-Eckart theorem
Spring Break
Week #9 3/25: Rayleigh-Schrodinger perturbation theory
3/27: Electrostatic polarization
3/29: No class
Week #10 4/1: Degenerate perturbation theory
4/3: Thomas precession
4/5: Fine structure in hydrogenic ions
Week #11 4/8: Zeeman effect
4/10: Helium, review, exam #2 distributed
4/12: No class! (APS meeting)
Week #12 4/15: No class! (APS meeting)
4/17: Interaction picture (take-home exam due)
4/19: Transition probabilities and rates
Week #13 4/22: No class!
4/24: Semiclassical radiation theory
4/26: Dipole and quadrupole approximations
Week #14 4/29: Photoelectric effect
5/1: Time-independent potentials
5/3: T-matrix
Week #15 5/6: Lippmann-Schwinger equation, Born series
5/8: S-matrix, partial waves
5/10: Optical theorem, time-reversal; Review
Week #16 5/17: Final Exam, 2 pm

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