MAT 570: Concepts of Quantum Mechanics

Spring 2007

SUNY at Stony Brook
Department of Mathematics
SUNY at Stony Brook

The purpose of this course, which is the part of the RTG program, 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, Math Tower 5-127

Instructor: Leon  Takhtajan, Math Tower 5-111, Phone: 632-8287,  Office hours TBA.

Topics covered:

The basic core courses curriculum and 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.

DSS advisory. If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may affect your course work, please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) office: ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, telephone (631) 632-6748/TDD. DSS will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. Arrangements should be made early in the semester (before the first exam) so that your needs can be accommodated. All information and documentation of disability is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and DSS. For procedures and information, go to the following web site and search Fire safety and Evacuation and Disabilities.