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

## Course Description

487 is the continuation of 486. Main topics: 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.

4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PHYS486.

## Textbook (required)

D. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition

### Supplemental Texts:

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

- Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics
- Gasiorowicz, Quantum Physics
- Bransden and Joachaim, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
- Cohen and Tannoudji, Quantum Mechanics
- Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics
- Nielsen and Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information