Phys 5522: Quantum Mechanics II

Spring 2015
University of Minnesota Duluth

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

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Assignments Lectures
Week #1 1/21: Terminology, classical scattering
1/23: No class!
Week #2 1/26: Wave packets, quantum scattering
1/28: Complex analysis, contour integration
1/30: Green's functions, Born approximation
Week #3 2/2: Partial wave expansion
2/4: Optical theorem, phase shifts
2/6: Spherical expansion of Gk+
Week #4 2/9: Scattering length
2/11: S-matrix, resonances
2/13: Scattering with spin
Week #5 2/16: Identical particles
2/18: Time translation op, quantization
2/20: Pictures, transition amplitudes
Week #6 2/23: Propagators
2/25: Review
2/27: Midterm #1
Week #7 3/2: Lie algebras and Lie groups
3/4: Representation theory
3/6: SO(3) and SU(2)
Week #8 3/9: Reps of SU(2)
3/11: Clebsch-Gordan coefficients
3/13: Tensor operators, Wigner-Eckart theorem
Spring Break
Week #9 3/23: Rayleigh-Schrodinger perturbation theory
3/25: Electrostatic polarization
3/27: Degenerate perturbation theory
Week #10 3/30: Thomas precession
4/1: Fine structure in hydrogenic ions
4/3: Zeeman effect
Week #11 4/3: Helium
4/6: Review
4/10: Midterm #2
Week #12 4/13: Interaction picture
4/15: Transition probabilities and rates
4/17: Semiclassical radiation theory
Week #16 5/14: Final Exam, 8 am

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