2019  2020  
0321310101  Quantum Theory 2  

FACULTY OF EXACT SCIENCES  PHYSICS  

Quantum Theory 2 Syllabus
Benjamin Svetitsky
Email: bqs@julian.tau.ac.il
1st semester 201819
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 nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and their application to atomic physics
Grade structure:
Assignments – 10%
Final exam – 90%
Weekbyweek 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, spinorbit coupling, hyperfine structure.
Week 5: Tensor operators and the WignerEckart Theorem.
Week 6: Zeeman effect. Variational method.
Week 7: WKB method. Identical particles.
Week 8: Helium atom.
Week 9: Timedependent perturbation theory; Fermi Golden Rule.
Week 10: Radiative transitions in atoms.
Week 11: Nonrelativistic 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