PCS 700 Quantum Physics II

Operators. Commuting and non-commuting observables. The Heisenberg uncertainty relations. Measurement in Quantum Mechanics. Collapse of the wave-function. Angular momentum – eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Matrix representations of operators and wave functions. Stern-Gerlach experiment. Spin. Time-independent perturbation theory. Fine structure. The Zeeman effect. Identical particles, atoms and solids. Variational calculations. The helium atom. Finite basis set calculations. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PCS 400 and (MTH 309 or MTH 312 or MTH 425 or MTH 430) Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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