Charalampos Anastasiou: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022 
Name  Prof. Dr. Charalampos Anastasiou 
Field  Theoretical Particle Physics 
Address  Institut für Theoretische Physik ETH Zürich, HIT G 31.8 WolfgangPauliStr. 27 8093 Zürich SWITZERLAND 
Telephone  +41 44 633 25 83 
canastas@ethz.ch  
Department  Physics 
Relationship  Full Professor 
Number  Title  ECTS  Hours  Lecturers  

402020500L  Quantum Mechanics I  10 credits  3V + 2U  C. Anastasiou  
Abstract  General structure of quantum theory: Hilbert spaces, states and observables, equations of motion, Heisenberg uncertainty relation, symmetries, angular momentum addition, EPR paradox, Schrödinger and Heisenberg picture. Applications: simple potentials in wave mechanics, scattering and resonance, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, and perturbation theory.  
Learning objective  Introduction to singleparticle 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.  
Content  The beginnings of quantum theory with Planck, Einstein and Bohr; Wave mechanics; Simple examples; The formalism of quantum mechanics (states and observables, Hilbert spaces and operators, the measurement process); Heisenberg uncertainty relation; Harmonic oscillator; Symmetries (in particular rotations); Hydrogen atom; Angular momentum addition; Quantum mechanics and classical physics (EPR paradoxon and Bell's inequality); Perturbation theory.  
Lecture notes  Auf Moodle  
Literature  G. 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  
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