RG Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

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V3B2 - PDG und Modellierung, PDE and Modelling (Sommersemester 2020/ Summer term 2020):

Mathematical concepts of quantum mechanics

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Herbert Koch
Assistant: Dr. Franz Gmeineder

Time: Zoom meeting, see eCampus page

    Wednesday, 10 (c.t.) - 12 am,
    Friday, 08 (c.t.) - 10 am.

Office hours: Zoom meeting

    Friday, 11 - 12 am, by appointment


    Fourier transform, unbounded selfadjoint operators, Stones theorem on unitary semigroups, the spectrum of selfadjoint operator. What is quantum behavior? Wave and particle behaviour. Schrödinger operator and wave functions. The uncertainty principle. Free particle, harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom. Scattering. Many particle systems and density matrices.
Required and recommended background:

    Functional analysis of Hilbert spaces, Lebesgue spaces, Distributions.

References (Textbooks):

  • R.P. Feynman & R.B. Leighton & M. Sands, The Feynman lectures on physics, Vol. 3: Quantum mechanics. Addison-Wesley 1965.
  • S. Gustafson & I.M. Sigal, Mathematical concepts of quantum mechanics. Springer 2006.
  • B. Simon, Operator theory. AMS 2016.
  • G. Teschl, Mathematical methods in quantum mechanics: With applications to Schrödinger operators. AMS 2014.
  • S. Weinberg, Lectures in quantum mechanics. Cambridge 2013.



Time Tutor
Tuesday 4-6 pm Sascha Horstmann
Thursday 8-10 am Frederick Wehr

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