Course Code

P303

Credit

8

Prerequisite

P206 (Quantum Mechanics I)

Total Hours

42 Lectures + 14 Tutorials

Outcome of the Course

Prepares the student in intermediate level of quantum mechanics needed across many advanced disciplines. Introduces important concepts for time evolution in quantum mechanics, propagators and path integrals and relativistic quantum mechanics.

Approval

Syllabus

- Review of Hilbert space formalism for quantum mechanics
- Review of time independent perturbation theory, bound state perturbation theory
- Time dependence in QM and Time-dependent perturbation theory
- Scattering theory
- Greens function methods, Path integral in non-relativistic theory
- Relativistic wave equations: Klein-Gordon and Dirac Equations, Dirac particle in presence of an electromagnetic field leading to g = 2
- Identical particles, Pauli exclusion principle

Reference Books

- Modern Quantum Mechanics by J. J. Sakurai
- Advanced Quantum Mechanics by J. J. Sakurai
- Principles of Quantum Mechanics by R. Shankar
- Quantum Mechanics by E. Merzbacher
- Quantum Mechanics (volumes 1 and 2) by A. Messiah
- Quantum Mechanics (Vol. I & Vol. II) by C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu & F. Laloe