Physics 622: Quantum Mechanics II
Spring 2016
Lectures: Monday and Friday, 9:3010:50 a.m. in Small 235
Instructor: Irina Novikova

Office: Small 251 
Email: ixnovi[at]wm.edu 


Office hours: Thursday 3.30  5.30 pm 
Telephone: (757) 2213693 


Website: http://www.physics.wm.edu/~inovikova/phys622/phys622.htm 

Grader: Henry Monge 



Office hours (grading questions only): by appointment 
Email: hjmonge[at]email.wm.edu 


Textbook: the lectures will loosely follow Modern Quantum Mechanics, by J. J. Sakurai and J. Napolitano (2^{nd} ed., 2011), and some homework problems will be assigned from this textbook. However, there are many quantum mechanics textbooks, so I encourage you to look around if you want additional materials.
Homework: Homework assignments will be handed out once a week. Problem sets should be returned on the due date (usually a week later). Late submissions are not accepted unless you secured my permission in advance. While you may discuss the homework problems with other students, the final writeup must be your own work.
Grading:
Homework 
40% 
Midterm test 
20% 
Final exam 
40% 
Approximation methods (Chapter 5)
TimeIndependent and timedependent perturbation theory and their application for atomic physics (Zeeman and Stark effects, fine and hyperfine structure, lightatom interactions, atomic transitions)
Symmetry in Quantum Mechanics (Chapters 4, 7)
Discrete symmetries, parity and timereversal symmetries, identical particles, bosons and fermions, multielectron atoms, quantization of the electromagnetic field
Scattering Theory (Chapter 6)
Born approximation, partial waves, scattering length
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics (Chapter 8)
The Dirac equation and its properties