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16:642:562 - Introduction to Mathematical Physics II

Michael Kiessling

Textbook

Professor Kiessling's lecture notes

Prerequisites

561, or permission from instructor

Course Description

This is the second part of the two-part course Introduction to Mathematical Physics. It introduces the student to the mathematically well-developed parts of Quantum Physics and is
taught in the spirit of part I (Classical Physics) as a theory about an objectively existing world made of material points that move. Physics topics covered are (a) Non-relativistic quantum mechanics: de Broglie-Bohm theory, Schroedinger's equation, motion of point particles, electrical Coulomb and gravitational Newton pair interactions, "external" magnetic fields, particle spin and Pauli equation, stability of everyday matter; (b) Relativistic quantum mechanics: electrons and photons, Dirac's equation, Chandrasekhar's theory of white dwarf stars.

Mathematical key words: Hilbert space, self-adjoint operators, unitary operators.

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