2019 - 2020 | |

0321-3101 | Quantum Theory 2 |
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FACULTY OF EXACT SCIENCES | PHYSICS | |

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Course description

**Quantum Theory 2 Syllabus**

Benjamin Svetitsky

*Email*: bqs@julian.tau.ac.il

1st semester 2018-19

4 h lecture + 2h exercises

Required course

*Prerequisites*:

Quantum Theory 1

3rd year course (physics)/

4th year course (physics+EE)

**Course overview**

Calculational methods in non-relativistic quantum mechanics and their application to atomic physics

**Grade structure:**

Assignments – 10%

Final exam – 90%

**Week-by-week content**

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.

**Required texts**

Quantum Physics, *S. Gasiorowicz*

Modern Quantum Mechanics, *J. J. Sakurai and J. Napolitano*

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, *D. J. Griffiths*