Quantum Mechanics I

PHYS 66000

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PHYS 53000, PHYS 55000, PHYS 60000, and PHYS 61000, or equivalent.


Origins of the quantum theory, the uncertainty and complementarity principles. The Schrödinger equation and its solutions for simple physical systems. Mathematical formulation of the quantum theory. Applications: simple harmonic oscillator, theory of angular momentum, and hydrogen atom. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory. The Pauli exclusion principle. Spin of the electron. Elementary theory of scattering.