Gian Michele Graf: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Gian Michele Graf
FieldTheoretische Physik
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 42.1
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 25 72
Fax+41 44 633 11 09
RelationshipFull Professor

401-5330-00LTalks in Mathematical Physics Information 0 credits1KA. Cattaneo, G. Felder, M. Gaberdiel, G. M. Graf, T. H. Willwacher, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0205-00LQuantum Mechanics I Information 10 credits3V + 2UG. M. Graf
AbstractIntroduction to quantum theory: Wave mechanics, Schrödinger equation, angular momentum, central force problems, potential scattering, spin. General structure: Hilbert space, states, observables, equation of motion, density matrix, symmetries, Schrödinger and Heisenberg picture. Approximate methods:
perturbation theory, variational approach, quasi-classics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to single-particle quantum mechanics. Familiarity with basic ideas and concepts (quantisation, operator formalism, symmetries, angular momentum, perturbation theory) and generic examples and applications (bound states, tunneling, hydrogen atom, harmonic oscillator). Ability to solve simple problems.
ContentThe beginnings of quantum theory with Planck, Einstein and Bohr; wave and matrix mechanics; the formalism of quantum mechanics (states and observables, Hilbert spaces and operators), the measurement process, symmetries (translation, rotations), quantum mechanics in one dimension (bound states, scattering problems, tunnel effect, resonances) as well as in three (central force problems, potential scattering), perturbation theory, variational methods, angular momentum and spin; relationship of QM to classical physics; possibly composite systems and entanglement.
Lecture notesAuf Moodle, in deutscher Sprache
LiteratureG. Baym, Lectures on Quantum Mechanics
E. Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics
L.I. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics
R. Feynman and A.R. Hibbs, Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals
J.J. Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics
A. Messiah: Quantum Mechanics I
S. Weinberg: Lectures on Quantum Mechanics