Mathematical Physics 1: Quantum Mechanics - MATH97014
Quantum mechanics is one of the most successful theories in modern physics and has an exceptionally beautiful underlying mathematical structure. It provides the basis for many areas of contemporary physics, including atomic and molecular, condensed matter, high-energy particle physics, quantum information theory, and quantum cosmology, and has led to countless technological applications.
This course aims to provide an introduction to quantum phenomena and their mathematical description. Quantum theory combines tools and concepts from various areas of mathematics and physics, such as classical mechanics, linear algebra, probability theory, numerical methods, analysis and even geometry. However, most of the concepts are basic, and little background knowledge is required before we can put them to practical use.