Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
|Lecturer:||Prof. Dennis Clougherty|
|Address:||Cook Physical Science Building A405|
|Office Hours||W 1-3 and by appointment|
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, D.J. Griffiths
Quantum Physics, S. Gasiorowicz
Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, G. Baym (a little advanced for this course, but worth a peek)
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. 3, R. Feynman, R. Leighton and M. Sands
Principles of Quantum Mechanics, H. Ohanian
Paradigms in Physics: Quantum Mechanics, D.H. McIntyre, C.A. Manogue and J. Tate
There will be approximately a problem set each week. Solutions will be distributed in class.
There will be three exams and a comprehensive final examination offered. The first exam is scheduled for February 13, the second examination is March 15 and the third is April 12. The final exam is scheduled for Friday May 3, 2013 10:30-13:15. The final grade will be based on the homework and the four exams.
Applications of quantum mechanics including quantum statistical mechanics, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, WKB approximation, variational principle and scattering.
There is no lecture on 3/22.
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