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Development of quantum mechanics from basic postulates, using operator techniques, with application of the formalism to a variety of systems; time-independent perturbation theory.
(1) PHYS203 or (PHYS206 and CHEM251); (2) MATH103 or EMTH119 or MATH201. RP: MATH201 and MATH203
MATH201 and MATH203
Jenni Adams
Note: Homework Assignments. It is allowed, even encouraged, for you to work together on your assignments. However you must understand the material you hand in. There will be “spot” oral quizzes to test your understanding of what you have submitted in your assignment. You will be given zero for any question you cannot explain properly.
Griffiths, David J; Introduction to Quantum Mechanics ; 2nd ed; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.
J. J. Sakurai; Modern Quantum Mechanics ; Addison-Wesley.
Arno Bohm; Quantum Mechanics: Foundations & Applications ; Springer-Verlag, 1986.
J. S. Bell; Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics ; Cambridge University Press.
P. A. M. Dirac; The Principles of Quantum Mechanics ; 4th; Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1958.
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Domestic fee $951.00
International fee $4,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .