8.322 Quantum Theory II

Spring 2003

Ground state of a 2D quantum system with two classical minima.
Ground state of a 2D quantum system with two classical minima. (Image adapted from course content.)

Course Highlights

The Quantum Theory II Web site features lecture notes and problem sets.

Course Description

8.322 is the second semester of a two-semester subject on quantum theory, stressing principles. Topics covered include: time-dependent perturbation theory and applications to radiation, quantization of EM radiation field, adiabatic theorem and Berry's phase, symmetries in QM, many-particle systems, scattering theory, relativistic quantum mechanics, and Dirac equation.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Washington Taylor

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Level

Graduate