04/03 
No class: comprehensive exam. 



04/05 
The variational principle. (notes) 

WS 1 

04/07 
Timedependent potentials: the interaction picture. (notes)  HW 1 (solutions) 
WS 2  
04/10 
Timedependent perturbation theory. (notes) 
 WS 3 
04/12 
Timedependent 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 antisymmetric wavefunctions.(notes) 

WS 12 

05/05 
The helium atom. (notes) 
HW 5(solutions) 
WS 13 

05/08 
Midterm(solutions) 

05/10 
The helium atom (ctd).(notes) 

WS 14 

05/12 
The hydrogen molecule. (notes) 
HW 6(solutions) 
WS 15 

05/15 
The hydrogen molecule (ctd).Introduction to quantum theory of scattering. (notes) 

WS 16 

05/17 
Introduction to quantum theory of scattering.(notes) 
HW 7(solutions) 
WS 17 

05/19 
Integral scattering equation. Scattering by a central potential.(notes) 

WS 18 

05/22 
Method of partial waves.(notes) 

WS 19 

05/24 
Method of partial waves (ctd).(notes) 
HW 8(solutions)  WS 20 

05/26 
Collisions with absorption.(notes) 



05/29 
No class: Memorial Day 

05/31 
Scattering of identical particles. Introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics.(notes) 

WS 21 

06/02 
The Dirac equation. (notes) 
HW 9(solutions) 
WS 22 

06/05 
Relativistic hydrogen atom.(notes) 

WS 23 

06/07 
Presentations (schedule) 

 

06/09 
Presentations (see schedule above) 



06/12 
Final Exam (Monday, 06/12)

