Apr 15, 2021  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 4310 - Quantum Mechanics II (3)

A study of the time-independent perturbation theory and its application to the description of the fine structure of Hydrogen, the Zeeman effect, and Hyperfine splitting. Students will use time-dependent perturbation theory to study two-level system and the absorption and emission of radiation. Topics include the one- and two-electron atoms, hydrogen molecule and molecular bond, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, the deuteron problem in nuclear physics, the nature of the nuclear force, and alpha decay. Students will be introduced to partial wave analysis and the Born approximation, the adiabatic approximation, and the variational principle. (Three hours lecture per week)

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