**531 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics**

This course provides formal introduction to quantum mechanics at undergraduate level.

**Topics**

- Historical Background
- Experimental Basis
- Schrodinger Equation
- Application of Wave Mechanics
- Bound-state problems
- Hydrogen atom
- Angular momentum
- Quantum statistics
- Perturbation theory and applications

**Prerequisites**

Physics 311 and 322, and a course in modern physics, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

The course is not open to those who have had Physics 448.

**Topics**

- The course takes off from where classical principles fail and mysteries of quantum physics set in.
- The Schrodinger Wave Equation is introduced and one-dimensional model problems with potential barriers and the harmonic oscillator are solved.
- The bra-ket notation and operator formalism is introduced.
- Bound state problems in three dimensions
- Hydrogen atom
- Higher Z atoms
- Molecules
- Nuclei
- Hadrons

- Orbital and spin angular momentum and quantum statistics is explored
- Perturbation theory and applications to bound states, scattering, and radiation problems are also studied.

**Typical Texts**

S. Gasiorowicz, *Quantum Physics*, 2nd Edition.