Advanced Topics in Quantum Mechanics

While Physics 302 focuses on quantum systems that can be solved exactly, Physics 323H develops techniques that can be applied to systems that are too complex mathematically to be solved in closed form. This course explores time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory and applies these techniques to a variety of atomic, molecular, and solid-state systems. Quantum entanglement and its emerging applications are also covered. This course is strongly recommended for students planning to attend graduate school in physics.

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 30

Prerequisites: PHYS 302

Instructor: Staff

Distribution Requirements: MM - Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving; NPS - Natural and Physical Sciences

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring