Relativistic Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 886.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHYS 886 02 January 2018 Amir Ghezelbash
PHYS 886 02 January 2016


The course continues the study of topics in advanced quantum mechanics with a focus on relativistic quantum mechanics: Quantization of electromagnetic fields, photon emission and absorption, scattering of photons, Klein-Gordon equation, Dirac equation, non-relativistic limit of the Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, relativistic corrections to the Schrodinger equation, quantization of the Klein-Gordon and Dirac fields, and scattering cross sections in quantum electrodynamics.


PHYS 883.3 or PHYS 481.3 or equivalent.


Students may receive credit for only one of PHYS 886 or PHYS 482.

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