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Syllabus of the course: Advanced Quantum Mechanics


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CodeΦ-503
TypeB
ECTS6
Hours6
SemesterSpring
InstructorP. Lambropoulos
ProgramWednesday, 15:00-17:00,Room 4
Thursday, 15:00-17:00, Room 4
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Goal of the courseThe course is intended for graduate students as well as for undergraduates with the proper background.
SyllabusIntroduction: Review of Fundamental Principles of Quantum Mechanics.
Perturbations: Time-independent perturbations – Time-dependent perturbations – WKB method – variational method – adiabatic & sudden perturbations.
Angular Momentum: Introduction, angular momentum operators and eigenfunctions – addition of angular momenta – spin, identical particles.
Scattering: Introduction, scattering cross-section, scattering amplitude – high energy scattering – low energy scattering.
Quantum Transitions: General theory – transition amplitude – Fermi rules – elementary transitions & selection rules – ionization & resonance absorption - applications.
Measurement Theory: Introduction – Bell inequalitites – entanglement.
Introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics: Klein-Gordon, Dirac equations – Hydrogen atom, Lamb shift.
Bibliography«Κβαντοµηχανική ΙΙ» - Στ. Τραχανάς, Πανεπιστηµιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Νοέµβριος 2008
«The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume I» - St. Weinberg, Cambridge University Press

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