Ph 653   Quantum Mechanics III

Physics Department, Oregon State University

Spring 2021 term

Instructor: Oksana Ostroverkhova (Wngr 413)
Lectures: MWF 9am, Zoom
Course Information
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Final Exam   (Monday, 06/07)      
DateLectures AssignmentsNotes
03/29 The variational principle. (notes)   WS 1  
03/31 Time-dependent potentials: the interaction picture. (notes) HW 1 (solutions) WS 2  
04/02 Time-dependent perturbation theory. (notes)   WS 3
04/05 Time-dependent perturbation theory:special cases (notes) HW 2 (solutions) WS 4  
04/07 Transitions between continuum states.(notes)   WS 5  
04/09 Fermi's golden rule.(notes) HW 3(solutions)  
04/12 Some applications of Fermi's golden rule.(notes)   WS 6  
04/14 Interaction of radiation with matter. (notes) Vector potential under Hamiltonian    
04/16 Interaction of radiation with matter(ctd.). (notes)   WS 7  
04/19 Spontaneous emission of radiation. (notes) HW 4(solutions)    
04/21 Spontaneous emission of radiation (ctd.) (notes)      
04/23 Lifetimes, line intensities, widths, and shapes.(notes)      
04/26 Lifetimes, line intensities, widths, and shapes (ctd).(notes)      
04/28 Identical particles. (notes) HW 5(solutions) WS 8  
04/30 Symmetric and anti-symmetric wavefunctions.The helium atom.(notes)   WS 9
05/03 The helium atom. (notes) HW 6(solutions) WS 10
05/05 The helium atom (ctd.).(notes)      
05/07 Midterm(solutions)  
05/10 The hydrogen molecule.(notes)    
05/12 The hydrogen molecule (ctd). (notes) HW 7(solutions) WS 11
05/14 The hydrogen molecule (ctd). (notes) WS 12
05/17 Introduction to quantum theory of scattering.Integral scattering equation. Scattering by a central potential.(notes)