Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

- 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:
- Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
- Wave Packets, Free Particle Motion, and the Wave Equation
- The Schrodinger Equation, the Wave Function, and Operator Algebra
- The Principles of Wave Mechanics
- The Linear Harmonic Oscillator
- Sectionally Constant Potentials in One-Dimension
- The WKB Approximation
- Variational Methods and Simple Perturbation Theory
- Vector Spaces in Quantum Mechanics
- Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Operators, the Uncertainty Relations, and the Harmonic Oscillator
- Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics
- Spherically Symmetric Potentials
- *Topics listed above may change with the corresponding instructor.

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