
Physics 622
Spring 2014

Course Materials:

Week 0:
1/16
Hydrogen Atom Review
Syllabus
Introductory overheads
(Thursday, January 16, 2014)
Problem Set 1 (revised,
due Thursday, January 23, 2014)

Week 1:
1/2123
Perturbation Theory (time independent)
Problem Set 2 (due
Thursday, January 30, 2014)

Week 2:
1/2830 Degenerate
Perturbation Theory (time independent)
Problem Set 3 (due
Thursday, February 6, 2014)

Week 3:
2/46 Fine and Hyperfine Structure
Overheads
for Thursday, February 6, 2014 (nuclear shell model and spinorbit coupling)
Problem Set 4 (due
Thursday, February 13, 2014)

Week 4:
2/1113 Zeeman and Stark Effects
Overheads
for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (Zeeman effect in alkali atoms)
Problem Set 5 (due
Thursday, February 20, 2014)

Week 5:
2/1820 Variational
Method
Problem Set 6 (due date extended to
Tuesday, March 11, 2014)

Week 6:
2/2527 Time
Dependent Quantum Systems
Overheads for
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (Rabi oscillations movie)
Spring Break for 3/4 and 3/6

Week 7:
3/1113 Timedependent
Perturbation Theory
Midterm (inclass) on Thursday, March 13.

Week 8:
3/1820 Discrete
Symmetries
Problem Set 7 (due
Thursday, March 27, 2014)

Week 9:
3/2527 Identical Particles and Multiparticle Systems

Week 10:
4/13 Lattice Translation Symmetry
Problem Set 8 (due
Thursday, April 10, 2014)

Week 11:
4/8910 Scattering Theory (I)
Problem Set 9 (due
Friday, April 18, 2014)
Note: Extra lecture on Wednesday, April 9.

Week 12:
4/1517 Scattering Theory (II) ... Dirac Equation (I)

Week 13:
4/2224 Dirac Equation (II)
"Problem Set 10" (practice problems ... ungraded, do not turn in.)
The final exam is on May 1, 2014 for 25pm in Small Hall 235.

