SES# | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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Part 1: Time Independent Perturbation Theoryand WKB Approximation | ||
L1 | Time Independent Perturbation Theory | |
L2 | Time Independent Perturbation Theory (continued) | |
L3 | Degenerate Perturbation Theory |
Problem Set 1 due |
L4 | Hydrogen Atom Fine Structure | |
L5 | Hydrogen Atom Fine Structure (continued) |
Problem Set 2 due |
L6 | Zeeman Effect and Introduction to the Semiclassical Approximation | |
L7 | The Semiclassical WKB Approximation |
Problem Set 3 due |
L8 | WKB (continued). Airy Functions and Connection Formulae | |
L9 | Time Dependent Perturbation Theory |
Problem Set 4 due |
Part 2: Time Dependent Perturbation Theory and Adiabatic Approximation | ||
L10 | Fermi’s Golden Rule | |
L11 | Fermi’s Golden Rule for Harmonic Transitions |
Problem Set 5 due |
E1 | Mid-Term Exam | |
L12 | Hydrogen Ionization (completed). Light and Atoms | Final Paper Proposal due |
L13 | Light and Atoms (continued). Charged Particles in Electromagnetic Fields | |
L14 | Charged Particles in Electromagnetic Fields (continued) | |
L15 | Adiabatic Approximation |
Problem Set 6 due |
Peer Edit Session | ||
L16 | Adiabatic Approximation (continued) | Final Paper Draft due |
L17 | Adiabatic Approximation: Berry’s Phase | |
L18 | Adiabatic Approximation: Molecules | Problem Set 7 due |
Part 3: Scattering and Identical Particles | ||
L19 | Scattering | |
L20 | Scattering (continued 1) | |
L21 | Scattering (continued 2) | |
L22 | Scattering (continued 3). Identical Particles | Problem Set 8 due |
L23 | Identical Particles (continued 1) | |
L24 | Identical Particles (continued 2) | Final Papers returned |
Review for Final Exam | ||
E2 | Final Exam |
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