Phys 5522: Quantum Mechanics II

Spring 2017
University of Minnesota Duluth

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

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Assignments Lectures
Week #1 1/11: Piecewise constant potentials
1/13: Harmonic oscillator
Week #2 1/16: MLK Day -> no class
1/18: Hydrogen
1/20: Bosons and fermions
Week #3 1/23: Terminology, classical scattering
1/25: Wave packets, quantum scattering
1/27: Complex analysis, contour integration
Week #4 1/30: Green's functions, Born approximation
2/1: Partial wave expansion
2/3: Optical theorem, phase shifts
Week #5 2/6: Spherical expansion of Gk+
2/8: Scattering length
2/10: S-matrix, resonances
Week #6 2/13: Scattering with spin
2/15: Identical particles
2/17: Review
Week #7 2/20: Midterm #1
2/22: Rayleigh-Schrodinger perturbation theory
2/24: Electrostatic polarization
Week #8 2/27: Degenerate perturbation theory
3/1: Thomas precession
3/3: Fine structure in hydrogenic ions
Spring Break
Week #9 3/13: Zeeman effect
3/15: No class
3/17: No class
Week #10 3/20: Helium
3/22: Interaction picture
3/24: Transition probabilities and rates
Week #12 4/3: Midterm #2
Week #16 5/1: Final Exam, 12 noon

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