Physics 3373

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II
Physics 3373 Syllabus

Generalization to Three Dimensions

Generalization of some one-dimensional results
Cartesian and spherical bases
Orbital angular momentum
Schrodinger equation for central forces
Complete sets for central forces
Angular momentum basis
Derivation and properties of spherical harmonics

Three Dimensional Radial Equation

Effective potential
The free particle
The infinite spherical well and nuclear physics
The “deuteron” (finite potential well)
The Coulomb problem and atomic physics
The “Confined Coulombic Model”

Addition of Angular Momenta

Spin 1/2 and angular momentum properties
Addition of two angular momenta
Addition of two spin 1/2 angular momenta
Addition of orbital and spin 1/2 angular momenta
Applications to the hydrogen atom

Spin and Statistics

Bosons and fermions
Particle occupation basis
Single particle properties and Feynman diagrams
Detailed balance and statistics
Application of Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics
Application of Bose-Einstein statistics
Application of Fermi-Dirac statistics

Connecting to the Standard Model

I. Discrete Symmetries Parity 
Time Reversal 
Charge Conjugation
II. Particle Zoo 
III. Particle Interactions Quantum Electrodynamics (QED)
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)
Weak Interactions
Appendix A: Allowed Standard Model Interactions 
Appendix B: Weak Flavor Mixing 
Problems for Appendix B