Professor Curtright
325 JLK. Virtual office hours 4-5 pm MWF, or else by
appointment (email me!) |
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Quantum Theory II |
PHY 771 | Section Q |
TuTh 12:30-1:45 | JLK 203 |
Prerequisites: PHY 640, 660, & 661, 770, or
equivalent. |
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Transformation theory, linear operators and vector spaces, Schrödinger's equation, rotation group and angular momentum, path integrals, deformation quantization, quasi-hermitian systems, statistics, etc. Applications to various physical systems, as time permits. | ||||||||

Grade = Class participation
+ HW + Midterm + Final --- all weighted equally. |

As specified by the Provost, here are the required syllabus statements.

Recommended text: J J Sakurai and J Napolitano, Modern Quantum Mechanics, 3rd Edition (2020).

Of course, you may also make good use of the free information on the MathWorld and Functions websites, as well as that available on wikipedia.

Lecture summaries for a previous incarnation of this course are available online as

http://www.physics.miami.edu/~curtright/PHY771Spring2021/Lecture1.html

etc. Video recordings are available upon written request.

Other source material will be announced in class, and listed below in the Assignments.

Homework problems assigned in a previous incarnation of this course are given here. Expect similar problems this semester.

Assignment
#1:
For fun and profit, see this
lecture. |

Assignment #2: Read Sakurai, Chapters 4. Try to do all the exercises! |

Assignment #3: Read Sakurai, Chapters 5. Try to do all the exercises! |

Assignment #4: Read Sakurai, Chapters 7. Try to do all the exercises! |

Assignment #5: Do your part to complete
the class project. For an example, see the
previous class project. |

Useful software:

(1) Maple

(2) Mathematica

(3) Scientific WorkPlace