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Physics 330B: Quantum Mechanics
Spring Semester 2009, Prof. Oberacker




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Probability density for one-electron atom in the (n=4, l=2, ml=0) state

Contact Information

Instructor: Professor Volker E. Oberacker
Phone: 615-322-5035
Office: Stevenson Center, 6th floor, room 6625
e-mail: volker.e.oberacker@vanderbilt.edu


Class schedule

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.


The aim of this course

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 and Course Website

Textbook: R. Shankar, "Principles of Quantum Mechanics", 2nd edition

Course Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/physics/volker/p330b/


Physics 330B prerequisite

Physics 330A: Quantum Mechanics


Last update: Jan. 05, 2016
Volker Oberacker
Vanderbilt University