Cannot be taken with: PHY349
Pre-requisites: PHY250, PHY251
Aims/Description: This module builds on the quantum mechanics learned in the prequisites PHY250 and PHY251. The Heisenberg matrix formulation of the theory is developed from the Schrodinger wave picture. Approximate methods (perturbation theory and variational method) are derived and applied. Methods for solving time dependent problems are developed. Problems involving magnetic fields and spin are treated. Many particle wavefunctions for fermions and bosons are introduced. Some current research literature on Quantum Mechanics is explored through a directed reading exercise.
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