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
- Lecture_1._Recap_Of_QM_1.pdf
- Lecture_2._Identical_Particles.pdf
- Lecture_3._The_Helium_Atom.pdf
- Lecture_4._Time_Dependent_Problems.pdf
- Lecture_5._Time_Dependent_Perturbation_Theory.pdf
- Lecture_6._Unstable_States.pdf
- Lecture_7._Interactions_With_EM_Field.pdf
- Lecture_8._Selection_Rules.pdf
- Lecture_9._Scattering_Theory_-_Generalities.pdf
- Lecture_10.The_Lippmann-Schwinger_Eq.pdf
- Lecture_11._Partial_Waves_Expansion.pdf
- Lecture_12._Phase_Shifts.pdf
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).