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PHYS 430 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics (4)

Advanced applications of the abstract formulation of quantum mechanics. Topics include identical particles, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, the variational principle, the WKB method, the adiabatic approximation, scattering theory, and second quantization. The course ends with an introduction to the EPR paradox, Bell's theorem, and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. Prerequisites: PHYS 330 and PHYS 371 Prerequisites: PHYS 330 with a minimum grade of C and PHYS 371 with a minimum grade of C