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 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)