Department of Physics and Astronomy |
Phys-330B is the second semester of our graduate-level quantum mechanics
course. Most of this course describes various aspects of
non-relativistic quantum mechanics of one- or two-particle systems.
However, at least two weeks of the course will be devoted to give you an
introduction to nonrelativistic quantum many-body theory; the
techniques you will learn here have applications in
condensed-matter physics, atomic and molecular physics, quantum
chemistry, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. The course ends with a
brief (one week) overview of relativistic quantum mechanics, covering
the basics of the Klein Gordon equation (spin-zero) and the Dirac
equation (spin-1/2).
Prerequisites: Phys-330A and Phys-308 (Mathematical Methods of Physics).
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, 10:10 - 11:00 a.m., SC 6638
Office hours: Most of the time, you will find me in my office. Please
feel free to drop by my office whenever you have any questions, and I
will try to accomodate you if possible.
Textbook: R. Shankar, "Principles of Quantum Mechanics", 2nd edition
Course Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/A&S/physics/volker/p330b/