|Department of Physics and Astronomy|
Instructor: Professor Volker E. Oberacker
Office: Stevenson Center, 6th floor, room 6625
Class meetings: MWF 1:10-2:00 pm, SC 1308 (MATH Building, ground floor)
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday: 2-3 pm, Thursday: 1-2 pm (and by appointment)
The aim of Physics 365 is to describe systems comprised of MANY interacting quantum particles moving at nonrelativistic velocities. This course is truly interdisciplinary: the techniques you will learn have applications in condensed-matter physics, atomic and molecular physics, quantum chemistry, nuclear physics, and some areas of astrophysics (e.g. neutron stars).
Main textbook: A. L. Fetter and J. D. Walecka, "Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems",
~$35 paperback, ISBN 0-486-42827-3.
Course Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/physics/volker/p365/
one semester of graduate quantum mechanics (Physics 330A).