**MP364: Quantum Mechanics II**

**Lecturer:** Prof. Jiří Vala

**Office:** Room 1.9, Theoretical Physics, Science Building, North Campus

**Phone:** (1) 708 3553

**E-Mail:** jiri DOT vala AT mu DOT ie

**Tutor:** Mr. Gert Vercleyen

**Office:** Theoretical Physics, Science Building, North Campus

**Phone:** TBC

**E-Mail:** vercleyen DOT gert DOT 2021 AT mumail DOT ie

**Course Requirements**

- 80% written examination at the end of the second semester (duration: 120 min)
- 20% continuous assessment

**NOTE THAT CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR TOTAL MARK AND IS NOT APPLIED TO STUDENTS' ADVANTAGE**

**Course Syllabus**

- Quantum mechanics of angular momentum
- Particle in a central potential
- Exactly solvable problems: the hydrogen atom and three-dimensional isotropic hormonic oscillator
- Electron spin
- Addition of angular momentum
- Stationary perturbation theory
- Applications of perturbation theory: fine and hyperfine structure of the hydrogen atom
- Systems of identical particles

**Primary texts that the lectures are based on**

C. Cohen-Tannouudji, B. Diu, F. Laloe, **Quantum Mechanics I & II, ** (John Wiley and Sons)

**Lecture notes**

- Introduction: Postulates of quantum mechanics
- Quantum mechanics of angular momentum
- Particle in a central potential
- Electron spin
- Addition of angular momentum
- Stationary perturbation theory.
- Relativistic Effects in Hydrogen Atom
- Time-dependent perturbation theory (Optional).
- Systems of identical particles.

**Assignments**

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR ASSIGNMENTS IS SUNDAY MIDNIGHT

- Assignment 1
- Assignment 2
- Assignment 3
- Assignment 4
- Assignment 5
- Assignment 6
- Assignment 7
- Assignment 8
- Assignment 9
- Assignment 10
- Assignment 11