MAT 570: Concepts of Quantum Mechanics

Spring 2006

SUNY at Stony Brook

Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University

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 11:20-12:40 pm, Old Chem 134

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

Topics covered:

The basic core courses curriculum and the basics from MAT 551, MAT 552, MAT 568, MAT 569. All necessary facts from the theory of operators in Hilbert spaces can be found in the last three monographs for the list of suggested books.

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: