Classical & Quantum Mechanics

Fearick, R. (Roger) ; Govender, I. (Indresan)


CLASSICAL MECHANICS: Review of Newton’s laws, constraints, d’Aelmbert principle, Lagrangian formulation of mechanics, conservation laws, applications, central forces, planetary motion, small oscillations, normal co-ordinates. QUANTUM MECHANICS: The basic assumptions of quantum mechanics, solutions of Schrodinger's equation, properties of wave functions and operators, one-dimensional applications, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, three-dimensional applications, the hydrogen atom, approximate methods.

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University of Cape Town

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