Physics 116 — Quantum Mechanics

The course takes a modern approach by introducing Dirac notation at the beginning. This is done through discussion of the Stern-Gerlach device and spin 1/2 particles, following the treatment of Townsend, Feynman and Sakurai. The course then proceeds through various nonrelativistic topics, including: general formalism, one-dimensional and three-dimensional problems, angular momentum states, Bell's theorem and its experimental verification, perturbation theory, and identical particles. Applications to atomic and nuclear systems are also discussed.


    Meetings, Spring 2018   


Section Location Times Instructor
Lectures Shanahan B454 MW at 11:00–12:15 Missing alt information Gallicchio
Section 1 Shanahan B454 R at 16:15–17:05 Missing alt information Gallicchio