Quantum Mechanics: Basic Principles and Probabilistic Methods
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Time and place: Tuesday 12 in MS.05, Thursday 910 in B3.03, and Friday 23 in B3.02.
Support classes: TBA.
Assessment: 3hour examination.
Description:
Quantum mechanics is one of the most successful and most fundamental scientific theories.
It is fundamental in the description of atomic spectra, chemical reactions, electronic properties of condensed matter,
superconductivity, etc... This lecture will contain a necessarily brief introduction to some of the fundamental principles of quantum theory:
Wave functions in Hilbert space, stationary and timedependent Schrödinger equations,
uncertainty principle, harmonic oscillator and Hydrogen atom (hopefully).
Mathematically, we will use notions of analysis, PDEs, Fourier analysis, functional analysis, algebra, and probability theory.
We will review in particular the spectral theorem for unbounded operators and the FeynmanKac formula.
This lecture will be selfcontained, although some results will be accepted without proofs.
References:

V. Betz,
2012 lecture notes, unpublished

W.G. Faris,
Outline of Quantum Mechanics, in Entropy and the Quantum, Contemp. Math. 529, 152 (2010)

J. Fröhlich, B. Schubnel,
Do we understand quantum mechanics  finally?, 2012.

S.J. Gustafson, I.M. Sigal,
Mathematical concepts of quantum mechanics, Springer, 2003.

A. Messiah,
Quantum mechanics, Dover, 1999.