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 two quizzes and a comprehensive final examination offered. The quizzes are scheduled for 2/18 and 3/25. The final exam date is currently pending, but it will be posted once the date is finalized by the Registrar. The final grade will be based on the homework, quizzes and final exam.
Applications of quantum mechanics including quantum statistical mechanics, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, WKB approximation, variational principle and scattering.
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