2019 - 2020
|0321-3101||Quantum Theory 2|
|FACULTY OF EXACT SCIENCES | PHYSICS|
Quantum Theory 2 Syllabus
1st semester 2018-19
4 h lecture + 2h exercises
Quantum Theory 1
3rd year course (physics)/
4th year course (physics+EE)
Calculational methods in non-relativistic quantum mechanics and their application to atomic physics
Assignments – 10%
Final exam – 90%
Week 1: Addition of angular momentum.
Week 2: Symmetry in quantum mechanics; rotation group.
Week 3: Perturbation theory for stationary states.
Week 4: Perturbations in the hydrogen atom: Stark effect, relativistic corrections, spin-orbit coupling, hyperfine structure.
Week 5: Tensor operators and the Wigner-Eckart Theorem.
Week 6: Zeeman effect. Variational method.
Week 7: WKB method. Identical particles.
Week 8: Helium atom.
Week 9: Time-dependent perturbation theory; Fermi Golden Rule.
Week 10: Radiative transitions in atoms.
Week 11: Non-relativistic collision theory: phase shifts.
Week 12: Resonances, inelastic collisions, Born approximation.
Week 13: Structure of complex atoms; the Periodic Table.
Quantum Physics, S. Gasiorowicz
Modern Quantum Mechanics, J. J. Sakurai and J. Napolitano
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, D. J. Griffiths