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PHYS 406 - Fundamentals of Quantum Theory II

Course Description: 

Zeeman and Stark Effects. Addition of spin and orbital angular momenta, the matrix representation of quantum mechanical operators, the physics of spin precession and nuclear magnetic resonance. Time independent and time dependent perturbation theory, Fermi's Golden Rule and the physics of radiation emitted in the course of atomic transitions. Indistinguishable particles in quantum mechanics, the helium atom. Scattering theory, using partial wave analysis and the Born approximation.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(PHYS 405 with min. grade of D)]

Corequisite: 

None