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|Quantum Theory II
||MWF 2:30-3:20||203 JLK||Prerequisites: PHY670, or equivalent.
|Elementary scattering theory, Green function techniques, S-matrix; statistics and many body problems; Lorentz group and one particle relativistic theory; radiation and introduction to quantum fields.|
|Grade = Class participation + HW + Midterm (2:30-5pm, Friday, 12 October) + Final (2-4:30pm, Wednesday, 12 December)|
|Assignment #1: Read Shankar, Chapter 19. Try to do all the exercises! Do HW problem 1.|
|Assignment #2: Read Shankar, Chapter
10. Again, try to do all the exercises!
|Assignment #3: Read Shankar, Chapter 18, Sections 1, 2, & 3. Do all the exercises.|
|Assignment #4: For coherent states, see
and, for more emphasis on physical applications, wikipedia.
For second quantized fields, Chapter 1, G. D. Mahan, Many
Particle Physics, is a good read. Have a
look! For a novel example of classical many-body field
theory, see here.
|Assignment #5: Finish Shankar, Chapter 18. Do the remaining exercises.|
|Assignment #6: Read Shankar, Chapter 20. Do all the exercises.|