Course Detail

Units:

4.0
Course Components:

Lecture

Enrollment Information

Enrollment Requirement:

Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (PHYS 3740 AND PHYS 4410 AND ((MATH 3150 OR MATH 3140 OR MATH 5440) AND (MATH 3160 OR MATH 4200))) OR Graduate status in Physics/Astronomy.

Course Attribute:

Honors Course

Description

The first semester of a two-semester course in quantum and statistical mechanics. Topics include wave functions and operators, Schrodinger equation; mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, Hilbert space, observables and Hermitian operators, Dirac bra and ket notation; hydrogen atom, Laguerre polynomials, spherical harmonics, orbital angular momentum; spin, Pauli spin matrices, Larmor precession, Zeeman effect; time-independent perturbation theory.