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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PH8743 - Quantum Mechanics I

CATALOG DATA:
(Prerequisites: PH 4723 and MA 3313). Schrdinger theory, spherically symmetric systems, matrix mechanics, angular momentum and spin, time-independent perturbation theory.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
PH 4723 AND MA 3313(Numerical Methods)
OBJECTIVES:
To provide general understanding of broad physical principles involved in quantum mechanics as well as problem solving skills
TOPICS COVERED:
  1. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  2. Wave Packets, Free Particle Motion, and the Wave Equation
  3. The Schrodinger Equation, the Wave Function, and Operator Algebra
  4. The Principles of Wave Mechanics
  5. The Linear Harmonic Oscillator
  6. Sectionally Constant Potentials in One-Dimension
  7. The WKB Approximation
  8. Variational Methods and Simple Perturbation Theory
  9. Vector Spaces in Quantum Mechanics
  10. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Operators, the Uncertainty Relations, and the Harmonic Oscillator
  11. Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics
  12. Spherically Symmetric Potentials
  13. *Topics listed above may change with the corresponding instructor.
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