PHYS 487 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course Description

Continuation of PHYS 486. Identical particles, spectral hyperfine structure, magnetic properties of matter, atomic spectroscopy of inner electrons, high-energy photon effects, molecular binding and spectra, emission and absorption of light, and symmetry principles.

Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 486.


Textbook (required)

D. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition

Supplemental Texts:

These are other introductory quantum physics textbooks that provide an alternative point of view to Griffiths:

Gasiorowicz, Quantum Physics

Bransden and Joachaim, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Cohen and Tannoudji, Quantum Mechanics
R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition