Department of Physics and Astronomy |
Instructor: Professor Volker E. Oberacker
Phone: 615-322-5035
Office: Stevenson Center, 6th floor, room 6625
e-mail: volker.e.oberacker@vanderbilt.edu
Class meetings: MWF, 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., SC 6638
Office hours: Mon 1-2 pm, Tue 10-11 am, Thu 10-11 am.
Second semester of graduate-level quantum mechanics course. Topics include: Addition of angular momenta (Clebsch-Gordan coefficients), spherical tensor operators (Wigner-Eckart theorem), approximations based on variational principle, semiclassical limit (WKB and barrier tunneling), time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, QM theory of elastic scattering (Born, phase shifts), relativistic quantum mechanics: Klein Gordon equation (spin-zero) and the Dirac equation (spin-1/2).
Textbook: R. Shankar, "Principles of Quantum Mechanics", 2nd edition
Course Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/physics/volker/p330b/
Physics 330A: Quantum Mechanics