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PY 711 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I 3. Prerequisite: MA 512, PY 782.

Introduction to relativistic quantum theory of Dirac particles and the positron. Other topics including second quantization technique and its application to many-body problems, radiation theory and quantization of the electromagnetic field.

PY 782 Quantum Mechanics II 3. Prerequisite: MA 512; PY 411 or 414; Graduate standing.

Fundamental concepts and formulations, including interpretation and techniques, and the application of theory to simple physical systems, such as the free particle, the harmonic oscillator, the particle in a potential well and central force problems. Other topics including approximation methods, identical particles and spin, transformation theory, symmetries and invariance, and an introduction to quantum theory of scattering and angular momentum.