Basic concepts of quantum mechanics, states, operators; time development of Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures; representation theory; symmetries; perturbation theory; systems of identical particles, L-S and j-j coupling; fine and hyperfine structure; scattering theory; molecular structure.
This course is a continuation of PEP 554. Topics include: principles of quantum dynamics, time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, the density matrix, quantization of the electromagnetic field, interaction of photons with atoms and non-relativistic particles, identical particles, and second quantization for many-body systems.
This course explores the quantum mechanical aspects of the theory of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter. Topics covered include Einstein’s theory of emission and absorption, Planck’s law, quantum theory of light-matter interaction, classical fluctuation theory, quantized radiation field, photon quantum statistics, squeezing, and nonlinear interactions.
Topics include any one of the following: magnetohydrodynamics, quantum mechanics, general relativity, many-body problem, nuclear physics, quantum field theory, low temperature physics, diffraction theory,and particle physics. Limit of six credits for the master’s degree.