University of Vermont
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Lecturer: | Prof. Dennis Clougherty |
Address: | Cook Physical Science Building A405 |
Telephone: | (802) 656-0063 |
Email: | dennis.clougherty(at)uvm.edu |
Office Hours | W 1-3 and by appointment |
Schedule
Lecture | MWF | 10:40-11:30 | Cook A402 |
Course Prerequisites
Physics 273
Course Text
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, D.J. GriffithsThis text is available for purchase at the UVM Bookstore and online.
Optional References
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
Homework
There will be approximately a problem set each week. Solutions will be distributed in class.
Exams
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.
Course Outline
Applications of quantum mechanics including quantum statistical mechanics, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, WKB approximation, variational principle and scattering.
Additional Information
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