How to become a
GOOD Theoretical Physicist

Quantum Mechanics (Non-relativistic)

  • Bohr’s atom
  • DeBroglie’s relations (Energy-frequency, momentum-wave number)
  • Schrödinger’s equation (with electric potential and magnetic field)
  • Ehrenfest’s theorem
  • A particle in a box
  • The hydrogen atom, solved systematically. The Zeeman effect. Stark effect
  • The quantum harmonic oscillator
  • Operators: energy, momentum, angular momentum, creation and annihilation operators
  • Their commutation rules
  • Introduction to quantum mechanical scattering. The S-matrix. Radio-active decay