Advanced Quantum Mechanics

This is a bachelor course which deals with advanced topics in quantum mechanics. The rough program will include:

  • Systems of identical particles (two electron systems, helium atom)
  • Time dependent Hamiltonians and time dependent perturbation theory
  • Atoms in electromagnetic fields 
  • Elements of quantum theory of radiation
  • Foundations of scattering theory
  • Scattering of identical particles

GENERAL INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION on Tutorial 2 on July 18th (4pm - 6pm)

Due to the "Tag der Physik", the second tutorial will take place in a different location:

C.3202 Tutorraum 5140.01.202 from 16:00 to 18:00

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The first lecture will be on Monday, April 15th.

The first exercise classes will be during the third week (May 2nd).

Lecture times: Monday 14:15 - 15:45, room 5101.EG.501 (Rudolf-Mößbauer-Hörsaal)

Bibliography:

There will be hand-written lecture notes (in English) uploaded regularly on this website (see below). Lecture notes are not to be considered a substitute for a good quantum mechanics book (even better, more than one!). Here are some suggestions from which different parts of the lectures will take inspiration:

  • Modern Quantum Mechanics (J.J. Sakurai)
  • The Physics of Quantum Mechanics (J Binney, D. Skinner)
  • Principles of Quantum Mechanics (R. Shankar)
  • The Principles of Quantum Mechanics (P. Dirac)
  • Quantum Physics (S. Gasiorowicz)
  • Lectures on Quantum Mechanics (S. Weinberg)
  • Quantum Mechanics: Non-Relativistic Physics (L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz)

TUTORIAL CLASSES

Here you find relevant information on the tutorial groups

Tutorial times:

  • Group 1 Thursday 8:30  - 10:00 in room 5123.EG.019 (LMU-Hörsaal)
  • Group 2 Thursday 16:15 - 17:45 in room 5101.EG.501 (Rudolf-Mößbauer-Hörsaal)

Please fill up this doodle (https://terminplaner6.dfn.de/en/e/e3c2fee7fe524481533dbc3567e07d34-685065) to indicate which tutorials slot work for you. If they both work, please indicate both. We will reassign you to try and have evenly distributed students. Registration is mandatory.

IMPORTANT INFO:

Both Tutorials on Thursday May 30th will be moved to other days.

  • Group 1 to May 29th (Wednesday) in C3202 from 16:15 - 17:45.
  • Group 2 to May 31th (Friday) in LMU-Hörsaal from 08:30 - 10:00

Tutorial Classes

Check that your name appears correctly. First tutorials are on Thursday, May 2nd

LECTURE NOTES

Hand written lecture notes will be uploaded weekly

EXERCISES

Exercises will be uploaded regularly here

EXAM

Information on the Exams

The exam will we written.

There will be a bonus of 0.3 only for the first exam (!!!) with the following requirements:

  • the student must attend all exercise classes (attendance is mandatory!), unless a reason is given to the tutors.
  • the student must attempt a solution of all exercise sheets (there will be only one every two weeks!)
  • the student must hand in correct solutions for at least 50% of the exercise sheets (a solution is considered "correct" if more than half of the exercise sheet has been properly worked out).