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PHYS 480: Quantum Mechanics I

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: MATH 385; PHYS 321
First semester of a full-year course. A systematic development of the formalism and applications of quantum mechanics. Solutions to the time independent Schrodinger equation for various one-dimensional potentials including the harmonic oscillator; operator methods; Heisenberg picture; angular momentum; the hydrogen atom; spin; symmetry properties.