Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Physics 274 Physics 274: Applications of Quantum Mechanics
General Information

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


Lecture MWF10:40-11:30Cook A402

Course Prerequisites

Physics 273

Course Text

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, D.J. Griffiths

This 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


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 14, the second examination is March 14 and the third is April 11. The final exam is scheduled for Friday May 9, 2014 10:30-13:15. The final grade will be based on the homework and the four exams.

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

Last modified December 22 2013 09:06 PM

Contact UVM © 2014 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131