MAT 570: Concepts of Quantum Mechanics

Spring 2004

SUNY at Stony Brook
Department of Mathematics
SUNY at Stony Brook

The purpose of this course is to introduce mathematics students to the basic concepts and methods of quantum physics, including sypersymmetry and Feynman's path integral, which play a profound role in geometry, topology, and other areas of mathematics. For the physics students, the course may serve as a (rather simplified) "dictionary" between mathematical and physical "languages". No prior knowledge of physics will be assumed for mathematics students.

Suggested books

Schedule: TuTh 2:20-3:40 pm, Harriman Hall 115

Instructor: Leon  Takhtajan, Math Tower 5-111, Phone: 632-8287,  Office hours Tu W 4-5 pm.

Topics covered:

The basic core courses curriculum and MAT 551, MAT 552, MAT 568, MAT 569.

Take-Home Final Exam: (due Monday, May 10 in 5-111, or earlier in class).

Final Exam (pdf)

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site: