University of Vermont

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


Physics 274: Applications of Quantum Mechanics
Course Outline



  • Review of Dirac Notation and Vector Spaces
    1. Bras, kets and operators
    2. Postulates of quantum mechanics
  • Time-independent perturbation theory
    1. Non-degenerate perturbation theory
    2. Degenerate perturbation theory
    3. Applications
  • Variational principle
  • Time-dependent perturbation theory
    1. Two-level systems
    2. Radiation
  • Adiabatic Approximation
    1. Adiabatic theorem
    2. Berry Phase
    3. Applications
  • Scattering Theory
    1. Partial waves
    2. Phase shifts
    3. Born approximation
    4. Applications

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