Ph 653   Quantum Mechanics III

Physics Department, Oregon State University

Spring 2017 term

Instructor: Oksana Ostroverkhova (Wngr 413)
Lectures: MWF 9am, Weniger 377
Course Information
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DateLectures AssignmentsNotes
04/03 No class: comprehensive exam.      
04/05 The variational principle. (notes)   WS 1  
04/07 Time-dependent potentials: the interaction picture. (notes) HW 1 (solutions) WS 2  
04/10 Time-dependent perturbation theory. (notes)   WS 3
04/12 Time-dependent perturbation theory:special cases (notes) HW 2 (solutions) WS 4  
04/14 Transitions between continuum states.(notes)   WS 5  
04/17 Fermi's golden rule and its applications.(notes) (notes) HW 3 (solutions) WS 6  
04/19 Elementary theory of dielectric constant.(notes)   WS 7
04/21 Interaction of radiation with matter. (notes) Vector potential under Hamiltonian WS 8
04/24 Interaction of radiation with matter(ctd.). Spontaneous emission of radiation. (notes)   WS 9  
04/26 Spontaneous emission of radiation (ctd). (notes) HW 4(solutions) WS 10  
04/28 Lifetimes, line intensities, widths, and shapes. (notes)      
05/01 Identical particles.(notes)   WS 11  
05/03 Symmetric and anti-symmetric wavefunctions.(notes)   WS 13  
05/05 Midterm(solutions)  
05/08 The helium atom. (notes) HW 5(solutions) WS 14  
05/10 The hydrogen molecule.(notes)   WS 15
05/12 Introduction to quantum theory of scattering.(notes) HW 7(solutions) WS 16
05/15 Integral scattering equation.(notes)      
05/17 Scattering by a central potential.(notes) HW 8(solutions) WS 17
05/19 Method of partial waves.(notes)   WS 18
05/22 Collisions with absorption.(notes) HW 9(solutions) WS 19
05/24 Scattering of identical particles.(notes) HW 10(solutions) WS 20
05/26 Introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics.(notes)   WS 21
05/29 No class: Memorial Day  
05/31 The Dirac equation.(notes)   WS 22
06/02 Relativistic hydrogen atom.(notes) HW 12(solutions) WS 23
06/05 Relativistic hydrogen atom (ctd).(notes)   WS 24
06/07 TBA(notes)   WS 25
06/09 TBA(notes)    
06/12 Final Exam   (Monday, 06/12)