INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS I

**PHY 622**

University of Maryland, College Park

FALL 2010

**Instructor: **Prof. Paulo Bedaque

*bedaque at umd.edu*

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*Physics building 2105

**Time and place: **Mondays and Wednesdays,
10:00am to 10:50am, Fridays 10:00 am to 11:50am

**Homework:**

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**Tentative syllabus:**

Symmetries: Symmetries and conservation laws; Wigner theorem; discrete symmetries, parity, time reversal; discrete trnslation symmetry and Bloch's theorem; rotation symmetry, SO(3) and SU(2); spin, angular momenta, addition of angular momenta; tensor operators.