Syllabus for Physics 722  Quantum Theory II

T Th 4 - 5:15, BPB 250

Instructor Dr. Zygelman BPB 227, Phone 1321

Office Hours  TuTh BPB 227,  1:00-2:00  PM http://www.physics.unlv.edu/~bernard/

Text:  Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development,  Leslie E. Ballantine, World Scientific 

Course Outcomes/Rubic: 


Two in-class exams 30%, Final Exam 40%. Homework assignments will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
Collaboration will be allowed, but submitted assignments cannot not be duplicated. An overall fail grade on HW can result in a whole grade demotion (e.g. a B exam average will result in an overall C grade). Submitted handwritten assignement will not be accepted and
the due dates will be strictly enforced.


Course Outline

Chap.  10    Formation of Bound States
Chap.  12    Time Dependent Phenomena
Chap.  16    Scattering Theory
Chap. 17    Identical Particles
Chap. 18   Many-Fermion Systems
Chap. 19   Quantum Electrodynamics

Other Misc. Topics (Density matrices, etc.) if time permits.

Supplementary Texts:

Modern Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Ed. J.J. Sakurai and J. Napolitano, Pearson Publishing

Quantum Mechanics,  Fundamentals, 2th Edition, K. Gottfried and T. M.  Yan,  Springer

Quantum Mechanics, L. Schiff, 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics, P. A. M. Dirac, 4th ed. Oxford Science Publications

Quantum Theory, D. Bohm, Prentice-Hall

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chuang
Cambridge University Press

 

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