PHYS 452: Quantum Mechanics II (Spring 2015)
Location & Contact Info
Instructor: Sergiy Bubin
Lecture Hours: Tue,Thu 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM at room 8.318
Recitations: Thu 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM at room 7.427
Office Hours: Tue,Thu 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM at room 7.204 (or by appointment)
Phone: +7 (7172) 69 46 63
In this course, students learn quantum-mechanical perturbation theory, quasi-classical approximation, systems of identical quantum particles - fermions and bosons, Hartree-Fock approximation for many particle systems, and the quantum scattering theory. The course concludes with elements of relativistic quantum theory.
David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition)
Other Useful References
Many other texts exist on quantum mechanics at the introductory level,
some can be found in the library, and can also be very useful in this course.
Students are encouraged to explore those. Examples are:
- Richard Liboff, Introductory Quantum Mechanics (4th Edition)
- Robert Scherrer, Quantum Mechanics: An Accessible Introduction
- Robert Eisberg, David O. Caldwell, and Richard J. Christman, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles
- Ira N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry (6th Edition)
Homework Submission Guidelines
The submission of only answers is not acceptable. Homework must show
sufficient proof that a derivation of the solution was carried out.
Any student wishing to have the best possible grades on homework returned must:
Homework submission in paper form is strongly preferred. However, electronic submissions
via email (e.g. a pdf file of scanned pages) are acceptable for those students who are
away or must miss a class when the homework is due.
- Staple pages together and clearly indicate problem numbers
- Turn in neat and readable homework as points may be deducted otherwise
- Show work! Solutions or answers turned in without explanation will not receive full credit
Warning: Lecture materials provided below may be inclomplete
and are no substitute for notes taken in class or textbook materials
||Variational method for excited states. Rayleigh-Ritz scheme.
||Variational method applied to the helium atom.
||Hydrogen molecular ion.
||The Hartree-Fock approximation.
||Stationary perturbation theory for nondegenerate states.
||Stationary perturbation theory for degenerate states.
||The Stark effect in hydrogen atom.
||Relativistic (mass-velocity) correction in hydrogen atom.
||The Zeeman effect.
||The WKB approximation.
||Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization rules. Semiclassical barrier tunneling. Gamow's theory of alpha-decay.
||Connection formulae in WKB.
||Time-dependence and transitions between states.
||Time-dependent perturbation theory.
||Fermi's golden rule. Second order transitions.
||Selection rules for dipole transitions.
||Oscillator strength. Scattering of classical particles.
||Quantum scattering. Partial wave analysis. Phase shifts.
||The Born Approximation.
||The adiabatic theorem.
||Relativistic quantum mechanics. Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations.
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